Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Day 1- Vertebrates vs Invertebrates - Section 5: Exit


“I Have Who Has” Directions

I Have, Who Has? is an active  way to practice new concepts and review past ones with the whole class. While students are attentive and engaged, the teacher can assess student understanding. It keeps students attentive as they are engaged throughout the activity. They are listening to clues to match up the answers on their cards with questions on other students’ cards. It is a great way to practice listening skills and reinforce concepts.

Hand out a card to each student. If you have more students than cards, I pair some students up to work together. Pairing helps students analyze the card together and determine if they have the answer. This works well for struggling students, English language learners, and/or special education students.

Typically, the student who has the card, “I have the first card” begins the round. That student reads his or her card aloud and the student who has the card with the answer then responds by reading it aloud: “I have __”. This student will then read the question at the bottom of their card – “Who has ___?”  Then the student with the card that answers the question responds. The activity continues in this manner as every card in the set is connected to a card before it and a card after it. Play continues until all of the cards have been played. It ends with the same student who started play.

I like to add in questions from past lessons within the unit since earlier lessons have contributed to students learning and understanding.  It is important for students to realize earlier concepts learned are still applied and used as we learn new content about animals.  If time allows, I play multiple rounds with the class. This way students have multiple opportunities to review the concepts.

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Day 1- Vertebrates vs Invertebrates

Unit 3: Ecosystems and Interactions
Lesson 14 of 19

Objective: SWBAT distinguish between vertebrates and invertebrates.

Big Idea: Students will conduct research on vertebrates and invertebrates to identify structures that help them grow, develop, and survive.

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Science, Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals, Ecosystems, interaction
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