Reflection: Student Grouping Magnetism and Complex Text - Section 3: Mini-lesson and Guided Practice


The Say Something Protocol gives students a social structure to make sense out of a complex text together. In this protocol, students read a section of text, and then they discuss what they read. In this lesson I give students specific discussion prompts to guide them toward an understanding of magnetism. For some texts, however, the prompts can be more vague, such as "summarize the section and record one question the passage raises for you." The social construction of meaning is an important tool--it forces students to truly think about what they are reading, and breaks up the task of reading for students who are reading averse. It contributes toward differentiation because it can help struggling readers make sense of text through dialogue with a partner. 

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  Student Grouping: Reading closely
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Magnetism and Complex Text

Unit 1: Chemical and Physical Properties
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: Students will develop skills to engage in complex text, and will be able to explain that magnetism is a physical property that is observable at the macroscale, but has its roots in nanoscale properties.

Big Idea: Magnetism is a physical property that can be used to study how something is made.

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Science, Chemistry, text complexity
  60 minutes
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