Reflection: Intervention and Extension When do you See the Moon? - Section 5: Elaborate


I use one style of scaffolding where I write what one child says in a highlighter. Then my student that needs help traces the words. This allows students that have special needs to work during grade level instruction. But, they also get to practice some of the skills on their Individual Education Plan like writing all the letters in the alphabet. This is how I make inclusion work.

When I got to the point where they explain why the moon is not usually visible during the day I had an issue. I explain it in this video: activity. The student work shows where they explain their understanding. Basically, the students have to reflect upon their prior knowledge in other lessons to explain why the moon is not visible during the day, but they remembered. If I had not taught a lesson on the moon's orbit then my students could not have explained why the moon is not visible during the day. But, I did clearly teach why the moon is visible at night and that is in the text that we read in the explore section.

  Intervention and Extension: Scaffolding
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When do you See the Moon?

Unit 5: The Sun, Earth, and Moon
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT explain that the moon is visible at night, because it reflects the sun's light.

Big Idea: Use text and video to help students develop an understanding of why we see the moon at night.

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