Argumentative Literacy Task

Below is a sample Argumentative Literacy Task from the Defined STEM library called: "Understanding Artificial Joints and the Associated Risks".

Defined STEM - Literacy Task - Understanding Artificial Joints and the Associated Risks

Literacy Task : Understanding Artificial Joints and the Associated Risks ( Grade 6 - 12 )

After researching informational texts and background materials explaining the risks, rehabilitation, and materials associated with artificial joints, write a position paper for your local health insurance provider detailing the aspects of the impact of artificial joints on individuals and the health care system. Based upon your position and the information provided, the health insurance provider will determine the level of funding for such operations and the follow-up rehabilitation. Support your discussion with evidence from your research and be sure to consider alternate points of view.

  • Better joint replacements: Titanium coating with protein 'flower bouquet' nanoclusters strengthens implant attachment.

    Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 14.4

    Common Core Band Flesch-Kincaid The Lexile Framerwork®
    11th - CCR 10.34 - 14.2 1185 - 1385
  • Caring for hips and knees to avoid artificial joints.

    Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 8.3

    Common Core Band Flesch-Kincaid The Lexile Framerwork®
    6th - 8th 6.51 - 10.34 925 - 1185
  • Exercise after knee replacement critical.

    Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 12.9

    Common Core Band Flesch-Kincaid The Lexile Framerwork®
    11th - CCR 10.34 - 14.2 1185 - 1385
  • First High-flex Knee Replacement Implant Shaped Specifically To Fit Woman's Anatomy.

    Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 11

    Common Core Band Flesch-Kincaid The Lexile Framerwork®
    9th - 10th 8.32 - 12.12 1050 - 1335
    11th - CCR 10.34 - 14.2 1185 - 1385
  • Modern materials in hip replacement surgery.

    Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 11.1

    Common Core Band Flesch-Kincaid The Lexile Framerwork®
    9th - 10th 8.32 - 12.12 1050 - 1335
    11th - CCR 10.34 - 14.2 1185 - 1385
  • Rehabilitation within a day of knee replacement pays off.

    Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 13.5

    Common Core Band Flesch-Kincaid The Lexile Framerwork®
    11th - CCR 10.34 - 14.2 1185 - 1385
  • The quality of artificial knees and hips.

    Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 10.6

    Common Core Band Flesch-Kincaid The Lexile Framerwork®
    9th - 10th 8.32 - 12.12 1050 - 1335
    11th - CCR 10.34 - 14.2 1185 - 1385