Reflection: High Quality Task Adaptations: Learning to Research Traits of the 5 Vertebrates - Section 1: Engage


I wanted my students to understand the importance of accuracy in research. They have a lot of background knowledge about animals that they were going to write down answers in the boxes from their prior knowledge. This high quality, complex task would challenge many of them from both ends of the learning spectrum. 

  High Quality Task: Write Down Only What You Read
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Adaptations: Learning to Research Traits of the 5 Vertebrates

Unit 7: Animals: Structures and Processess
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: Students use a gathering grid to develop understanding of how to research the classification of 5 vertebrates.

Big Idea: Using two separate gathering grids and two websites, students learn to research specific and the most important information about specialized body parts of the 5 vertebrates.

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Science, Classification Systems, Vertebrates, Gathering Grid, integrating technology, jig sawing, skim and scan, Integrating two texts, research, Strategies in researching, integration of, adaptation, structures, adaptations of animals, animal
  50 minutes
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