This module is for Grades: 9-10 Welcome

When writing an explanation about complex scientific topics such as desalination or climate change, it is important to organize your ideas with clarity. Including claim(s), evidence and reasoning in your explanation will help you to communicate clearly so that the reader will understand your purpose for writing and accept your ideas.

In this module, you will learn to identify claims and how evidence and reasoning support claims in a text.

Module Objectives

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

  • Identify claims in a text.
  • Identify evidence that supports a particular claim.
  • Identify and use reasoning that explains why evidence supports a particular claim.
snow covered mountains

Ice caps are melting in the European Alps due to a rise in the Earth’s temperature.

Focus Standard:

WHST.9-10.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.


Writing Explanation