Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding How Does Color Help An Animal To Survive? - Section 3: Conclusion


A Word Wall

Create a visual reference for students to refer to during the learning. Put the vocabulary words on display.

It's best practice to create and display a collection of words that relate to the unit and lesson. Word walls should:

  • display vocabulary 
  • be large and highly visible
  • be interactive with words, definitions, photos/pictures, and artwork
  • make connection among the terms


Word walls help students see relationships among the terms. They are a good model for all learners, especially ELL and Special Education students. A word wall can be a reference point during a lesson and a reference point for students as they are writing.

  A Word Wall
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: A Word Wall
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How Does Color Help An Animal To Survive?

Unit 4: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT explain how plants & animals adapt to survive in their environment.

Big Idea: Visuals are very important and help to clarify the understanding of a concept. This lesson on adaptation teaches that small differences can have large effects in the animal or plant kingdom.

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Science, plants, animal cells, plant cells, adaptation, cause and effect, models, animal
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