Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Researching the Weathering & Erosion Processes - Section 3: Explore


Often times, students that struggle with writing become overwhelmed with taking notes on a piece of lined paper or in their science journals. Without an end in sight, note-taking can become a mind-boggling task!  

To ensure that group work is engaging and productive during research times, I like to use a wide range of graphic organizers. Graphic organizers provide a more manageable task for these students and allow for easy goal-setting. 

At the same time, they provide diverse entry points for a wide range of students. While some students might write one fact in each section, others might write two facts. Some students even turn the paper over and trace the graphic organizer onto the backside in order to continue their studies! 

Using a variety of graphic organizers helps keep learning exciting and new! Here are a few of my favorite: 

  Using Graphic Organizers
  Diverse Entry Points: Using Graphic Organizers
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Researching the Weathering & Erosion Processes

Unit 3: Earth Systems
Lesson 14 of 16

Objective: SWBAT explain the weathering and erosion processes.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students explore the difference between weathering and erosion. Then students research the erosion process in-depth using online resources.

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