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* *Reflection: Routines and Procedures
Semester Review Questions - Section 2: Explain

The goal of partner appointments is to allow students to practice problems, but in an engaging, productive manner. Students are able to work with their peers to better understand the concepts, in this case various topics from the first semester. I find that this is especially helpful for my English Learner students who tend to partner with students who can help explain the process in Spanish.

When I have students do partner appointments they begin by making as many partners as instructed. In this case they make 6 appointments. I give students a few minutes to find partners and write down the partners name next to the appointment number. This video Introduction to partner appointment shows how I explain to students how to make appointments.

I then play "matchmaker" and have students raise their hands if they are missing any appointments and match them up. If it is an odd number class then I have one group of 3 for each appointment. This video Making partner appointments shows how I match students to make sure that all students have partners for each appointment.

When the activity starts I remind students that the goal is to work with their partners to solve the problems and that they should make sure that both themselves and their partner can explain to me how they solved the problem.

I then have students go to their first appointment and answer the questions with their partner. I encourage them to not only write down the answer with their partner but also to give the rational for the answer. Depending on the problem/number of questions I give them about 5-10 minutes to work with their partner.

As students work I walk around and make sure they are working together. As most students are completing the problems, I go over the answers to the problems and have them all check their work.

When student are done with the first appointment I have them thank their partner and have them go to their next appointment and continue until we have completed all appointments.

*Routines and Procedures: Partner Appointments*

# Semester Review Questions

Lesson 4 of 7

## Objective: Students will be able to recall information from semester one through performing practice questions with partners.

This lesson serves as a review of first semester through performing practice multiple choice questions with partners.

Because students are reviewing first semester this lesson touches on various performance expectations including:

:**HS-PS1-1***Use the periodic table as a model**properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons*in the outermost energy level of atoms.:**HS-PS1-2***Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.*:**HS-PS1-3***Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence**to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer*the strength of electrical forces between particles.:**HS-PS1-7***Use mathematical representations to support the claim**that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved*during a chemical reaction. .

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#### Explain

*10 min*

In this section of the lesson I introduce to students the goal of the lesson, "The goal of today's lesson is to review for our final exam through performing practice multiple choice questions with partners"

I make sure that students have the review packet and have them turn to the last page where I have a space for partner review appointments.

I then have students make partner appointments (*see reflection on partner appointments for more details*).

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#### Elaborate

*70 min*

In this section students are working with their partners to complete questions. I have students do several multiple choice questions with each of their partners. I choose questions that I know are confusing for students or ones that are time consuming so that they are more likely to complete when doing in class. This is the list of appointments and the questions I have students perform:

Appointment 1- Questions: Unit 1 (6,7,11)

Appointment 2- Questions: Unit 2 (2,4,8,16)

Appointment 3- Questions: Unit 2 (23,25,26,27)

Appointment 4- Questions: Unit 3/4 (4,8,10,14)

Appointment 5- Questions: Unit 3/4 (17,23,26,31)

Appointment 6- Questions: Unit 5 (4,6)

Appointment 7- Questions: Unit 5 (8,9)

After each appointment I take one student's paper and spend a few minutes reviewing the answers. If a student does not have a correct answer I expect them to correct on their paper and ask questions if they do not understand why they got the incorrect answer. This video Reviewing questions in partner practice shows me going over answers to appointment #2 with students. Notice how I correct this student's answer as I am explaining.

After I have reviewed the answers with students I have them thank their partners and move to the next appointment. This Switching partners movie shows how I do this with students moving from partner #2 to partner #3 and then I give them the questions to complete with their next partner.

This is one student"s filled in paper.

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#### Evaluate

*20 min*

For the last part of the lesson I have students continue to work on the practice questions either by themselves or with partners of their choice. I let students know that this packet will be due the day before the final at which point I will check for completion and staple an Answer Key to the packet for them.

The reason I give the answer key is that this allows me the time where I do not have to go over every answer in class, but students can check their own answers.

During the class where I check the packet for completion and give out answer keys I also give time for students to ask questions concerning the problems, especially ones which they got wrong.

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- UNIT 1: Unit 1: Working as a chemist
- UNIT 2: Unit 2: Matter, Atoms, and the Periodic Table
- UNIT 3: Unit 3: Bonding & Periodic Table Trends
- UNIT 4: Unit 5: Stoichiometry, Chemical Reactions, and First Semester Review
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- LESSON 1: Limiting Reactant, Theoretical Yield, and Percent Yield
- LESSON 2: S'more Stoichiometry
- LESSON 3: Balloon Stoichiometry
- LESSON 4: Semester Review Questions
- LESSON 5: Semester Review Game
- LESSON 6: Semester Review Lab Day 1: Borax Ornaments
- LESSON 7: Semester Review Lab Day 2 and Final Review Bingo