Reflection: Student Grouping Introduction to Mountain Gorillas - Section 2: Explore


I sometimes rewrite reading passages or simply provide different passages with similar content to different groups within my class.  It often works well to provide different passages because then I can legitimately say that I want them to collect information from several different sources and then as a class that we will compile this data.  This way, no attention is called to the different reading levels of the passage.  With a little subtle font tweaking, it is very easy to make passages at different ability levels appear the same.  Then I can address the needs of struggling, second language, on level and above level readers without anyone feeling self-conscious or competitive.  It is important to differentiate in science the same way that it is done for reading.  Every opportunity possible must be used to ensure they develop into successful readers before they leave elementary school!  

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Introduction to Mountain Gorillas

Unit 6: The Mountain Gorilla Dilemma
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: SWBAT study how external factors and wild gorillas ability to respond to their environment effects their chances of survival.

Big Idea: Understanding how animals respond to different changes in their environment can give us ideas about how to help them.

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Science, expository text, endangered species, environmental ethics, Democratic Republic of Congo, mountain gorillas
  80 minutes
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