Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Crime Scene Investigation: Performance Task Day 2 - Section 3: Proving our Claim

 

I could tag this for a million things. This lesson was phenomenal and worth the money I spent for the investigation. I completely revised what I bought, but it was so much less time to have the idea and framework available. My kids LOVED this activity. They all read, interacted, thought, synergized, took risks, got wrong answers, tried again- this list goes on and on. Sure this wasn't something that would show them how to answer questions on these new national standardized tests, but it was so amazing to see the kids excited about READING! This is all the evidence we need that no matter what standards we're asked to teach, we can always find a way to make learning fun, engaging, and motivating. I don't know how other teachers feel in 5th, but I'm not being asked to teach anything new to my kids, I just have to get them to think deeper and I LOVE IT! If possible, I'll be spending a lot of time next year turning all of my units into these kinds of learning opportunities. I want my lessons to be student-led, problem-based opportunities. It's a lot of work to make the transition, but after watching these kids in action, I can't go back! 

  So amazing!
  Intrinsic Motivation: So amazing!
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Crime Scene Investigation: Performance Task Day 2

Unit 7: Accounts and Viewpoints and Bias, Oh My!
Lesson 18 of 32

Objective: SWBAT synthesize information from multiple resources to make a valid claim.

Big Idea: Evidence lies in more than just text. Can you find the missing student teacher based on the clues?

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