Reflection: Student Grouping Volcanoes - Helpful or Harmful? Prove it! - Section 3: Explore


For this lesson, I am going to pair up students with a distinct purpose of effective collaboration. Many times we use partners that they children have chosen themselves.  Normally this type of grouping is very effective.  But since this is a difficult task that involves reading of text and scanning for information, writing and reasoning, I want to make sure I have one higher achieving student with one who perhaps has difficulty reading texts or writing.  I pair students up so it can be mutually beneficial.  Many of my high thinkers are not necessarily my most effective writers. This peer collaboration will benefit both types of students.  

  Choosing Partner Groups
  Student Grouping: Choosing Partner Groups
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Volcanoes - Helpful or Harmful? Prove it!

Unit 7: Earth's Changes
Lesson 7 of 21

Objective: SWBAT state a claim, locate evidence by researching and then write a reasoning statement.

Big Idea: Are volcanoes helpful or harmful? We can state our claim, find evidence and use reasoning to support our ideas.

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Science, landscape, volcanoes, mountain, earth, glaciers, Land, Earthquakes
  60 minutes
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