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Name _______________________________ Class 501 #________

Constructed Response Task

 Read the text, Food Scientist by Cindy Grigg, and watch at least one of the related videos on
our class website - http://readingislit20182019.weebly.com/science.html
 Choose one of the constructed response tasks below.
 Organize your thoughts, using a Thinking Map.
 Respond
 Use the Opinion Rubric (from Writer’s Workshop) as the success criteria.
 Explain the role of a food scientist. Why are food scientists necessary?/How do they support our
society? Use details from at least two sources to support your response.
 Some people are against genetically engineered food. What is your opinion? Give reasons for your
opinion. Use details from at least two sources to support your response.
 What do you think about being able to eat a banana to get a vaccine to prevent childhood illnesses?
What would be the advantages to that? What might be a disadvantage? Use details from at least
two sources to support your response.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1
NGSS 5-PS1-4 Matter and Its Interactions
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences
Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new
from the text.
substances.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.9 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject
knowledgeably.

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