Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Crayfish and Their Territory - Section 4: Sharing and Closing


If your class is anything like mine, you often encounter students that reply, "I don't know what to write about!"  We all know this is not true.  That statement is really a student saying "I don't know where to start. I am confused and am working with a misconception. I am not confident in my thinking."

There are simple solutions to this problem, which allow for all students to enter into the conversation. 

Supplying starting points, or prompts, to choose from, eliminates the need to struggle with where to start and give the children a frame to place their ideas. 

The prompts do not need to be complex.  Most times, simple sentence starters are all they need to know they are supported in their thinking. 

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  Diverse Entry Points: Prompt Options
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Crayfish and Their Territory

Unit 3: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to predict, observe, and record the behaviors of crayfish when a shelter is introduced.

Big Idea: It is critical to give students time to engage in observation of life in order for them to make real sense of it. This lesson allows for that time, as well as it provides a structure for students to form theories about behavior.

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Science, prediction, behaviors, territory, creating an investigation, recording observations
  35 minutes
crayfish in habitat
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