Students will visualize the size comparison of a Black Bear on picture and one of their classmates.
Black Bears are so much bigger than I thought!
Students will then read the article over Black Bears within their groups.
wow did you guys catch that in the article?
oh wow yes! That is so cool.
Once the students watch the short video about Black Bears it will help grow their interest in the lesson. This is a way to introduce the lesson and get the students excited to learn more about Black Bears.
Students will work with teammates to fill out chart about Black Bears and compare it to facts about themselves.
Wow! Humans can live up to twice as many years as Black Bears!
Once the students visualize the size comparison of a Black Bear and their classmates they will start to practice compare and contrast skills before they read the article. This will help mimic the activity with the students while still allowing them to do the other steps independently.
Students will check in with teacher when done to check if they understood the passage and fount the correct information. Teacher will check if students made connections correctly.
Great connections Sarah! You classified all the data on Black Bears correctly. Your chart looks awesome!
Allowing the students to read the article with their groups helps them have other people to rely on if they do not feel confident with the skill yet. Also, reading the passage will help them practice their context clues skills and make connections within an article.
Students will work on their exit ticket where they will let the teacher know how comfortable they are with finding information from a passage and applying it in a activity.
Make sure you are honest class. It's ok if you feel like you need more practice.
I think I need more practice, but I liked the activity.
The chart will help the students check if they understood the article. Once they start to make connections to themselves it will not only be more engaging, but easier for them to remember different facts about Black Bears.
I did not know that they only lived up to 30 years.
It is important to allow students to work independently and have the opportunity to get help from their classmates. It is also important for the teacher to be involved in the classroom by checking if her students are understanding the concept before they turn it in.
Thank you Ms.Garcia!
The teacher will hand out exit slips for students in order to receive feedback. The exit slip will include questions like "how did you feel about the activity? Strong? Need more practice? Need help?". This will help the teacher know if she needs to review anything or work one-on one with some students.