Reflection: Rigor Ionic Bonds: Formation and Naming - Section 3: Explain


The nature of a Block schedule makes it necessary to cover a lot of content in one two hour block.  For this lesson I chose to introduce students to Ionic bonding, showed them how to make ionic bonds, and how to name ionic bonds all in the same section of notes.  I could tell this was a little much for one section, even though it was broken up with practice.  I think that for next year I will change the order.

  1. First, I will have them take notes and learn how to make ionic compounds
  2. Next, I will have them bond with a classmate without naming
  3. Then, I will teach them how to name ionic compounds
  4. Finally, I will have them do ionic whiteboards.

  Too much content for one section
  Rigor: Too much content for one section
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Ionic Bonds: Formation and Naming

Unit 3: Unit 3: Bonding & Periodic Table Trends
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to explain how ionic bonds are formed and name ionic compounds through taking notes, performing an activity, doing whiteboards, and performing practice questions.

Big Idea: Ionic compounds are formed when electrons are transferred from metals to nonmetals.

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