Reflection: Let's Observe the Sun - Day 2 - Section 5: Elaborate:

 

Teacher-led read alouds are a great vehicle for exposing young children to informational text. They provide the necessary support for children as they encounter difficult content, new text features, and challenging vocabulary found in informational text. Using read alouds can support a child’s science literacy and can provide an avenue for students to have rich conversations about rigorous or abstract concepts.

In a Reading Rockets article, Natalie Heisey, Linda Kucan suggest:

A study of first and second graders looked at teacher-led read-alouds as a way to introduce science concepts. Results suggest that multiple exposures to a related concept across different stories gave students more time to build a mental representation of important ideas. This evidence suggests that moving beyond a single text as a source for building students' understanding is an important instructional approach.

 

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Let's Observe the Sun - Day 2

Unit 3: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Lesson 4 of 21

Objective: SWBAT observe and describe the Sun and where it is located each day in the sky.

Big Idea: Where is the Sun each day? Can you predict where it will be tomorrow at 9am? Come and observe the Sun and make conclusions about the way it moves across our sky.

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