Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Day 2: Observing Plants - Section 4: Lesson Wrap Up


I am intentionally focusing on three specific examples to add to the poster today.  Studies show that three examples is the max that students can take in and commit to memory.  You never want to just show one because then the students will assume that the one example is the only way to do it.

Once the three examples are on the poster, I will intentionally review them in this order:

  • describing words
  • I notice statements
  • diagrams

The reason being, that I want them to hear diagrams last and have that be the last thing we talk about as the lesson ends.  I will refer back to diagrams as tomorrow's lesson starts.

  Leaving A Lasting Impression
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Leaving A Lasting Impression
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Day 2: Observing Plants

Unit 1: Writing Like A Scientist
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT record observations of plant structures. SWBAT establish patterns and routines for classroom discussions.

Big Idea: Students will work with a variety of partners to continue to learn from each other and see a variety of ways students are recording observations. Students will also learn how to use their science notebooks to answer questions from peers.

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Science, 1st Grade, science notebooks, Learning to Observe, Writing Like A Scientist
  50 minutes
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