Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Mimickry to Survive: Dolphins - Section 4: Explain


When we got to the point of creating a conclusion: desired outcome I realized my class had no idea what a conclusion was. So, I began reading some examples: explanation of ending or conclusions we have written in several whole groups lessons. I reread our details from the t-chart and remind the class a conclusion is a statement that says what all the details say in a different way. Really nobody was able to create a conclusion, but I provided several models. I am probably going to design some lesson where we look at data and create a conclusion together before I ask the students to create a conclusion again. I did create this sentence: added work for the students to write and fill in when I discovered they were not going to be able to make a conclusion. Then I even wrote what on child said on her desk: scaffolding, so she could write it on her paper.

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Mimickry to Survive: Dolphins

Unit 2: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT collect data and make a conclusion about how dolphins behave that promotes the survival of their offspring.

Big Idea: Watch amazing videos that bring the ocean and dolphins right into your classroom!

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