Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Crayfish Life Cycle - Section 3: Active Engagement and Closing


It may seem insignificant, but helping students use the correct terms in their verbal and written communication is essential.

As I worked with my students, I tried to rephrase what I thought I heard them saying. In doing this, I ask them to reflect and assess their information and compare it against my statements.  I also reintroduce the terms for those ideas. 

This modeling is critical in supporting the student's growth as precise communicators.  It also helps them navigate their ideas and organize thought. 


  Restating Terms
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Restating Terms
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Crayfish Life Cycle

Unit 3: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast the life cycles of crayfish and plants.

Big Idea: Learning the life cycle of a living organism is easy. Comparing and contrasting that cycle with another is more rigorous, and more worthy of time.

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Science, life cycle, scientific drawing, compare an contrast, note taking skills
  45 minutes
crayfish eggs
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