Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Scientists Share Information - Section 4: Elaboration


Having the children make a booklet about the topic of study is a great addition to any unit.    It allows children to understand content that might be a bit more difficult to grasp since it is not only a linguistic in nature, it also uses a visual/spatial modality.  Children who grapple with content words and vocabulary will be able to learn and remember the concepts more readily since they can now visualize the terms along with the definitions.

In this context, the children were able to show the different water forms.  They had to have an understanding of the content in order to draw a picture of the vocabulary term.  Some of my lower achieving students who are not always able to express their knowledge verbally were able to show their acquisition of the material through their drawings.

Making the booklet and drawing the pictures did take some extra time other than our scheduled "science" time.  But I think the time they spent making their booklets was very well spent and the entire class learned so much from this project.

  Making a Booklet
  Writing Across the Disciplines: Making a Booklet
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Scientists Share Information

Unit 6: Water and Landforms
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT share information gathered from research by creating a booklet about the forms of water.

Big Idea: Scientists share and communicate information. We too can share our research about forms of water by creating a super cool book!

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Science, landforms, water, Land
  60 minutes
forms of water
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