Reflection: Diverse Entry Points How Can You Be An Earth Helper? - Section 5: Our Independent Work


When my reading coach taught me this process of how to really get students to comprehend and respond to text I was amazed at how this simple chart, Common Words in Writing Responses.pdf, could really help my students deepen their understanding of the text.  It seems like such a simple change, but I could tell how much the differentiated work benefited my students.  I had never thought to differentiate the work product in this way.  My students who needed a challenge received it, and those students who needed more support were able to show understanding by completing an assignment that appropriate for their ability level.  I will always use this particular chart to create differentiated assignments for my students in the future.

  Diverse Entry Points: Differentiating the Work Product
Loading resource...

How Can You Be An Earth Helper?

Unit 19: How Do We Help The Earth?
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT use various comprehension strategies in order to better comprehend the text.

Big Idea: Our students will be global citizens one day. What they learn today about taking care of the Earth will have an impact on their actions as an adult.

  Print Lesson
5 teachers like this lesson
English / Language Arts, Writing, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), Reading Comprehension, text dependent questions
  105 minutes
earth helper
Similar Lessons
Ida B. Wells
1st Grade ELA » Main Idea from an Informational Text
Big Idea: Engage your class in a cross curricular lesson about the main idea while teaching about Ida B. Wells and African American History.
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
Regan Aymett
Climate Research- Independent
3rd Grade Science » Climate
Big Idea: Weather patterns around the world can be predicted based on long term observations of a particular climate.
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
Jennifer Valentine
That's what it's all about!
1st Grade ELA » Reading and Writing Informational Texts
Big Idea: When you dance the Hokey Pokey it's all about moving, but your attention is in different parts. In the same way, children focus on details, and forget what it's all about.
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
Mariana Robles
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload