Reflection: Conferencing Potentially Amazing Lab Station Rotation - Section 7: Day 3 Closure: Peer Edit, Small Group Work, and Revisions


While students write and peer edit, call small groups up for mini lessons based on the “piles” you made from the formative assessment the day before and teach short lessons based on the group’s individual needs.  While meeting with the groups, emphasize that they should use this new understanding to review and revise the diagrams that they have already drawn on their lab packet. 

I know that it may seem overwhelming to pull small groups while the rest of the class writes and peer edits independently.  However, from experience, I can say that this individualized teaching based on formative assessments has made the most impact on student growth within specific skills within my classroom.  It makes a dramatic impact.

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  Conferencing: Create Small Groups Based on Common Needs
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Potentially Amazing Lab Station Rotation

Unit 5: Energy
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: Students will be able to describe and model situations in which different amounts of potential energy are stored in a system.

Big Idea: Students rotate through a series of cool labs focusing on potential energy that allows them to work on writing and communicating like a scientist in a fun way!

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