Reflection: ELL Students Planning a Controlled Experiment: Jason's Revenge - or is it? - Section 4: Reflection & Closure


SIOP - Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Strategy - Sentence Strips

One of the SIOP strategies that I have found to be very effective with all of my students - not just my ELL students, is using Sentence Strips.

My students will need lots of distributed practice on remembering the steps in a controlled experiment - far more than I will be able to provide in actual experimentation.  On another day, I will give each team of students a sentence strip.  I will model writing the first step of a controlled experiment on a sentence strip.  Then I will give one sentence strip to each of my 5 teams, assigning them the remaining steps of a controlled experiment.  

I will pull out my stop watch, and we will have "team races" to see which team can collaboratively work together the fastest to order the strips correctly.  In this way, they will be building collaborative skills, as well as practicing their memory of the steps to a controlled experiment.

  SIOP Strategy - Sentence Strips
  ELL Students: SIOP Strategy - Sentence Strips
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Planning a Controlled Experiment: Jason's Revenge - or is it?

Unit 1: What's The Matter Plaid Pete?
Lesson 9 of 22

Objective: SWBAT collaboratively plan a controlled experiment that is a fair test, and includes repeated trials.

Big Idea: How do scientists plan their experiments? What do they include in their plans? Students develop a written plan in their notebooks that will be used to conduct a controlled experiment.

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