Reflection: Continuous Assessment Insect or Not? - Section 1: Introduction


In a previous lesson, I taught the students a song that helps them remember the parts of an insect.  The song is to the tune of a familiar song, "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and is called, "Head, Thorax, Abdomen".

I come back to the song several times in the unit because it is engaging for young students and it is a great way for me to check for understanding.

For me, this is an easy way to see if students are able to label the parts of insect. 

I also find the students that are English Language Learners are able to more easily pick up on the vocabulary if you put it into a catchy song or rhyme.  This is also true for many of my students with special needs.

Anytime I can give my students a way to help them remember something with ease is a great piece to a lesson.

  Continuous Assessment: Song
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Insect or Not?

Unit 7: Insects
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: Students engage in scientific argumentation during a picture sort by identifying insects vs. non-insects and stating evidence to support their claim.

Big Idea: Students act as entomologists and practice their argumentation skills!

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Science, Science Skills, Special Education, ELL, insects, insects
  30 minutes
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