Session 15: Model Lesson for ELA Convergence


In this session, participants engage in a model FOSS® (Full Option Science System) lesson that uses argumentation strategies and literacy strategies in order to explore the convergence with English Language Arts (ELA). (Full Option Science System, Next Generation Edition, developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science; Published and Distributed by Delta Education/School Specialty.) The Earth and Sun Module is designed for grade 5. Note: This lesson can be replaced with any science lesson that includes literacy strategies that support argumentation, or the context of any of the previous lessons can be used with a focus just on the convergence with English Language Arts (ELA). 


Theme Goals 
Argumentation – Explore the convergence of ELA and science through argumentation
– Consider argumentation as a pedagogy
Learning and Teaching – Build awareness and expertise related to how argumentation deepens understanding of science ideas and supports literacy and language development
– Identify the places in the science curriculum that support convergence with the Common Core Standards for ELA

Leader Guide and Slides