Reflection: Student Communication External Parts - Section 2: Take-off (Warm-up)


It's really important that when a student has a wrong answer, they are given some prompting or asked the question in another way, before moving on to another "correct" student.  It's important that we build students' self-confidence in this way!  In this video clip, a student answers why she thinks we sang, "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes."  Her answer is something along the lines of because their brilliant teacher (that's me) wants them to think.  I followed up with a few questions to lead her to the connection between the song and our essential question-- the song touches on external parts!  I know sometimes it's tempting to call on the hands shooting up all around a friend, but I encourage you to help the friend and her classmates all arrive at the correct conclusion.

  Student Communication: Letting a student keep thinking
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External Parts

Unit 2: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Lesson 2 of 16

Objective: SWBAT describe external parts of birds.

Big Idea: Head, shoulders, knees and toes! To meet standard 1-LS1-1, the first step is defining and understanding external parts. Let's boogie!

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