Reflection: Lesson Planning The Eyes Have It-Exploring Our Sense of Sight - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


This lesson is a good example of how math and ELA can be integrated into science instruction.  During the guided practice portion of this lesson, the students had the opportunity to classify objects in different ways, like shape or color.  Sorting objects by attributes is an important mathematical concept.  I was able to extend this math learning by having the students count the number of objects of each kind that we classified.  I didn't write this into the lesson, but it just seemed like a logical thing to do when I was teaching this lesson. 

The students practiced their writing skills by illustrating an expository text during the lesson.  The students enjoyed illustrating and reading the predictable text.  Writing is also modeled for the students as they participated in recording their ideas on our classroom web.  They witnessed purposeful writing and saw how words have meaning.

With the strong push for reading and math instruction in the classroom, it is important that as a teacher, I find ways to integrating reading and math into my science instruction. Science lessons are a great place for students to practice and expand their learning in ELA and math.  With many schools mandating large chunks of the day be dedicated to math and ELA instruction, integrating these subjects into science lessons creates time for this exciting learning for students.


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The Eyes Have It-Exploring Our Sense of Sight

Unit 2: My Five Senses
Lesson 3 of 12

Objective: Students will be able to describe what their sense of sight is and the body structure associated with it by sorting different items by visual characteristics.

Big Idea: Observation is such an important part of science work. This lesson helps students better understand what their sense of sight is, preparing them for using it as part of their science observation skills.

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