Reflection: Rigor Green Problem Solving - Section 3: In Conclusion . . .


I use a few core strategies in my classroom and Sentence Frames is one. Sentence Frames are important for all students but especially for ELL and Special Education students. Sentence Frames help struggling readers and writers.

When I create A Sentence Frame for the lesson, I plan backwards. I review the content of the lesson and determine the outcome. Then I can structure the Sentence Frame that will be the most beneficial for the student's experience.

In this lesson, I created two (2) Sentence Frames to guide my student's work.

1. The thing that surprised me most from the article was . . . 

Student responses include:

  • people have invented tools to harness the ocean's energy.
  • how the waves from the ocean create energy that can be harnessed.
  • many people come up with super cool ways to help the environment.


2. In conclusion . . .

Student responses include:

  • people have made inventions to help out with stopping climate change and helping the environment.
  • I found out some of the ways people are trying to stop climate change.
  • if lots of people help to create eco-friendly energy then we can stop global warming. 


They got it! After using this strategy, it is evident that Sentence Frames are beneficial to the learning experience.

  Using Sentence Frames
  Rigor: Using Sentence Frames
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Green Problem Solving

Unit 3: Pond Study: Preparing for the Science Fair
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT read non-fiction text to determine the main idea.

Big Idea: Creative people are coming up with ideas for using clean energy such as Windstalks, Tree Houses, and Sparkling Supertrees. Read about ways to battle climate change.

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Science, Climate Change, global warming, Problem Based Learning, Pond Study, Green Problem Solving, evidence, argument, science fair
  40 minutes
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