## Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Ants and Bees - More Alike or More Different? - Section 3: Independent Practice

In this lesson I had three struggling students who had a harder time getting started on their writing. I gathered them to the back table and asked them to tell me aloud what they thought - same or different. They all chose same. We then thought of all the ways they were the same using their notes and mine (their notes were not well written which could have been the problem because we had a two day break between lessons). Talking , planning and working through it together helped them to get started and complete their organizers. Here is a video of one student's final response.

I will plan to enact this and the previous lesson on back to back days to help my students remember the article details better.

Struggling starters
Grappling with Complexity: Struggling starters

# Ants and Bees - More Alike or More Different?

Unit 6: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
Lesson 2 of 5

## Big Idea: There are two sides to each issue that can be supported with evidence. We can form opinions from the ideas and facts that authors give us in various text about a subject. \

Print Lesson
17 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
English / Language Arts, comparison and contrast, Expository Writing, personification, realism, chart, evidence, authors purpose, story structure
40 minutes

### Rose Ortiz

##### Similar Lessons

###### Closely Looking at Conflicts in Fences, Act 1 Scene 4, to Analyze Character Development
9th Grade ELA » Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Big Idea: Do the sins of the father visit the children? See Cory try to resist Troy's pull!
Favorites(0)
Resources(67)

Environment: Urban

###### The Weight of a Can of Soda Day 2
Big Idea: In this lesson, students will construct a bar graph to display the weight of a can of soda throughout the solar system. Students will also complete further reading research on weight, mass, and gravity.
Favorites(12)
Resources(17)
MT
Environment: Urban

###### Thomas Edison: What it Takes to be a Scientist
3rd Grade Science » Light Energy
Big Idea: Students explore and investigate naturally - as people. This literacy/science lesson is designed to help them notice the personality traits that they possess, and will need to continue to strengthen, as they become successful scientists.
Favorites(17)
Resources(12)
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban