Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Parts of the Plant - Section 5: Elaborate


The student work really shows what students do with a minimal amount of support. I was distracted by a unannounced observation of a student who is in a behavior intervention plan, and due to new people in the room he acted out. So, my attention was distracted which left me putting less effort into noticing the missing details in my students work. This resulted in a lower quality of work, and a teacher deeply disappointed. But, that is the way it goes. 

The lesson learned here is that if you don't walk around and check the students work as they are creating they may leave out parts. I needed to ask the student who created the below basic student work if his plant really looked like the illustration. He had a holly bush. The illustration did not show the pointy ends on the leaves. But, the basic student work shows another issue. This student added flowers that were in the picture in the book, but not on her rose. So, I needed to ask her, "Is that flower on your rose?"

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Student Work
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Parts of the Plant

Unit 4: Plants
Lesson 1 of 8

Objective: SWBAT determine the parts of a plant.

Big Idea: Allow students to explore real plants, label their parts, and deterime the function of the part.

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Science, ELA
  60 minutes
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