Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Cell Division Review - Section 2: Explain


I typically use journals at the beginning of class as a way to gauge student understanding of a new topic or of previous lessons.  When the journal prompt covers a topic from a prior class, it lends itself to a review of previously learned material.  The conversation described in the Explain section is a natural outgrowth of the journal prompt.  I regularly try to help students make connections between lessons and units of study.  One of the ways that I do this is by stating a word and having the students explain to me how it connects with what we are currently studying.  This quick and simple review of information helps the students remember past information and brings to the surface the connections in what we are discussing.

  Referencing Past Learning
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Referencing Past Learning
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Cell Division Review

Unit 4: Genetics
Lesson 12 of 14

Objective: SWBAT accurately identify the phases of mitosis and calculate the amount of time a cell spends in each phase.

Big Idea: Use this lesson as visual reinforcement for the phases of mitosis and to help students better understand the time variance between phases.

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Science, mitosis, DNA Structure and Function, Genetics, translation (DNA), mutation, cell division, DNA, transcription (DNA)
  40 minutes
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