11-12.LST.4.2

Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with
other sources of information.

I Can Statements Question Stems
I can evaluate the validity of data in scientific texts.
I can find limitations, strengths and weaknesses in the data.
I can find other sources of information that challenge conclusions. I can verify data when possible.

How do I evaluate the validity and reasonableness of the hypothesis? How do I evaluate the validity of data and conclusions?
What are the limitations, strengths, and weaknesses of the data?
How do I know if a text's findings are plausible?
How can I verify data using other sources? How do I challenge a conclusion with other sources of information?

Academic Vocabulary

hypotheses
data
corroborate

English Learner Considerations

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs. They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.

Additional strategies and the guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for English Learners.

Special Education Considerations

The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.

Guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for students in special education.