Reflection: Accountability Fox and Quail - Section 5: Reflect and Connect

 

The Reflect and Connect strategy was used to help students gain understanding and reinforce the idea that a game was a learning process. It re-defined the purpose, centered the knowledge, harnessed the knowledge to connect it to the standard. It gave them accountability. 

I brought them inside specifically to get them focused. Talking about the lesson outdoors presented too many distractions with both the idea that outdoors means play and the outdoor sounds. The classroom represents focus and learning to them. So, the conversation was rich with reflection and therefore they could connect the real life experience to understanding. I focused the question purposely on the change and what they noticed. Because of flexibility and response in the lesson, this part could have been much different had I not changed things up. And, I am not sure it would have been as successful. 

  Reflect and Connect
  Accountability: Reflect and Connect
Loading resource...
 

Fox and Quail

Unit 7: Animals: Structures and Processess
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: Students demonstrate how specialized structures of animals help them survive.

Big Idea: In this great outdoor game, students play the role of animals as they model a predator prey situation and then reflect and connect on their learning.

  Print Lesson
5 teachers like this lesson
Subject(s):
Science, Outdoor activity, Role Play, adaptation, predator prey, structures, adaptations of animals, animal
  60 minutes
predator prey
 
1
2
3
4
5
Similar Lessons
 
Mystery Bones
4th Grade Science » Animals Are Structures Too
Big Idea: Students will use information and skills learned to apply it to a real-world problem.
  Favorites(6)
  Resources(28)
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
Jillian Gates
 
Follow the Leader: Following Directions
4th Grade Science » Opening Science
Big Idea: Following directions and working collaboratively is important as students begin to work in groups both in science and other subjects. This lesson students practice both of these skills.
  Favorites(7)
  Resources(11)
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
Ellen Herman
 
What is a Benthic Macroinvertebrate?
4th Grade Science » Macroinvertebrates
Big Idea: Students will learn about benthic macroinverterbrates and their role in an ecosystem.
  Favorites(4)
  Resources(13)
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
Meredith Gannon
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close