Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Water Watchers - Part 1 - Section 2: Explore

 

Reading to find information in a text is still a difficult skill for many fourth graders.  Students worked hard to read and find answers in the magazine text. The vocabulary words were quite difficult and working with partners was an excellent choice. I would not have students do this assignment differently in the future. Many students were successful because of their partner.  

It was interesting to see how unfamiliar my students were with crosswords. This is something they don't see often and many students were confused about how to fill in a crossword puzzle. In the future, I would give more specific directions about how to fill in crossword puzzle and do several together. 

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  Grappling with Complexity: Reading for Information
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Water Watchers - Part 1

Unit 4: Earth Changes
Lesson 17 of 18

Objective: SWBAT understand that human use water in a variety of ways and practice using water and stream related vocabulary words.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students work with a partner to read a water comic magazine and complete a crossword puzzle of important vocabulary words pertaining to water.

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Science, healthy water, Streams
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