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1 – Minimal: Accurately describes or mentions rights or responsibilities with little or no connection to the issue. Discussion of rights or responsibilities may only be implicit.

Social Studies EALR 1.1.1e Locate data into graphic organizers.

4 – Excellent: Effectively uses graphic organizer to analyze two or more perspectives and their own with three accurate, relevant, and distinct reasons for each. (Completes 6-9 boxes and 3 for their own perspective.)

3 – Proficient: Effectively uses graphic organizer to analyze two or more perspectives and their own with two accurate, relevant, and distinct reasons for each. (Completes 4-5 boxes and 2 for their own perspective.)

2 – Partial: Effectively uses graphic organizer to analyze two perspectives with two accurate, relevant, and distinct reasons for each. (Completes 4-5 boxes total.)

1 – Minimal: Ineffectively uses graphic organizer. (e.g. reasons are inaccurate.) (Completes 1-3 boxes total.)

Journal OSPI Writing Examples 1 2 3

Student Response 1

Do you think that animal research for medical purposes should be regulated? Have you ever asked yourself, “What role do animals play in saving lives?” and “Why do we need animals in research?” Animal research is a controversial topic among many Americans and has multiple sides. Some animal activists might say that it is cruel to animals and that it should be prohibited, but the scientists who are researching them would say that animal research is crucial to the progress in the world of medicine, and so it should not be regulated any more that it already is. I also believe that animal research is very important to the medical world, and without it we wouldn’t know many of the things we know today. People’s lives are being saved because of the information collected by doing animal research.

Most animals used in research are used to discover new treatments for injuries and diseases and to find ways to prevent diseases. These are the two most used animals: rats and mice, which are bred specially to mimic human conditions. Because of this similarity, scientists are finding cures for more diseases faster and saving more lives. Animal research is a huge part o progressing in medicine, and without it, we would not know nearly as many things about genetic physiology and medicine as we do now.

One of the reasons that I think that it should not be regulated more is because the animal researchers are already strictly bound to the three R’s: refinement, reduction, and replacement. This rule helps to restrict un-needed testing and animal research so that the scientists use what is only absolutely necessary. If there is going to be any pain involved in the testing, then the scientists have to use an anesthetic to numb the animals being tested. The animals are treated extremely well in most labs, and there are very specific procedures that the researchers have to obey in order to be allowed to use the animals. Admittedly, not all scientists obey the rules, and I think that instead of narrowing the progress in animal research by adding more rules, the federal government should more strictly enforce the ones that are already put in place.

I think that based on this information I can make an informed decision about the research: I strongly believe that without animal research we would be very far behind in medical studies, and the few animals being used for research are saving many lives, so I do not think it should be regulated any more than it is now.

Journal OSPI Scoring Rubric OSPI Writing Examples 2 3

Student Response 2

A lot of people say the Pledge of Allegiance everyday. Do some people think the pledge should be different? Yes. In fact quite a bit of people don’t like our pledge because it says UNDER GOD! I am going to write about different things about or pledge.

A pledge is a promise. You can say “I pledge not to tell this secret.” The sentence meant “I promise not to tell this secret. Saying a pledge is very important to one’s country.

Allegiance is loyalty to one’s country. Allegiance is very important because if people weren’t loyal then this country would be worse.

Did you know the pledge was different at first? Well it was. It used to go like this “I pledge Allegiance to my flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for wich it stands one nation with Liberty and Justice for all.” “The” and “Under God” were added later.

A certain group of people changed the pledge and never even asked to change the pledge. People don’t like our pledge right now because they don’t believe in God or they don’t like the words. I like the pledge the way it is, but I don’t think people should have to something they don’t want to say. That is the end of my Writing.

Lesson 3, Step 4 Journal OSPI Scoring Rubric OSPI Writing Examples 1 2

Step 4: As a class, participate in writing a persuasive position paper based on a randomly chosen student graphic organizer, again focusing on appropriate writing.

Step 5: As a class, compare their class-written finished persuasive position paper to the OSPI graphic organizer and give suggestions for improved writing. This will finish Lesson 3. Lesson 4 will ask you to decide between classroom rules and playground rules as a subject for your own research and persuasive position papers. This should be fun as you will have a chance to form your own opinion!

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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