This module is for Grades: 6-8 Welcome

A well-written explanation of a science topic includes a claim, evidence and reasoning. When you write an explanation, you want readers to understand and agree with your ideas. Organizing your ideas using claims, evidence and reasoning will help you to clearly communicate so your audience will understand your purpose for writing.

Module Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify claims in a science text.
  • Identify evidence that supports a particular claim.
  • Identify and use reasoning that explains why evidence supports a particular claim.
student reading from a tablet and writing in a notebook

Focus Standard:

WHST.6-8.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.


Writing Explanation