Dr. Bath’s Visionary Patent

This multimodal text set is designed to help middle school learners work toward mastering the grade-level moderately complex Anchor Text “Dr. Bath’s Visionary Patent”, adapted from a published patent that describes a new device and method to remove cloudy lenses (cataracts) in eyes of people with diabetes and the elderly (United States Patent No. 4,744,360).

Next Generation Science Standards (MS- NGSS) are emphasized in the Anchor Text:

  • NGSS MS-LS1-8: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • NGSS MS-ETS1-1-4: Engineering Design

Pertinent Common Core English Language Arts Standards in Science and Technical Subjects (CCSS.ELA.RST):

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1-3 Key Ideas and Details
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4-6  Analyze Craft and Structure
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-9 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10 Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.1: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.9: Draw evidence from informational texts.