Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Polar Bears Teaching Their Offspring - Section 6: Evaluate


Notice how students consistently want to use prior know knowledge in thier explanation, notice this in the video: presentation and evaluation. There is no mention of polar bears swimming in the lesson or seals attacking the offspring. So, students sometimes do not understand. The text specifically says the mother catches seals, but the student thinks seals are a threat to the offspring. So, I correct her in a positive and supportive manner.

Another thing I do is provide a lot of wait time as she organizes her thoughts. She is reading from notes, and I am very impressed with her progress in speaking and communicating her understanding.

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Polar Bears Teaching Their Offspring

Unit 2: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT determine ways polar bears interact to help their offspring survive.

Big Idea: Combine informational text and videos to bring the behavior of polar bears alive in your class.

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