Reflection: Pacing Locked out...again?-Enzymes, part 2 - Section 4: Independent Practice


This lesson shows how the gradual release model sets students up for success.  By introducing new concepts, showing students multiple ways to comprehend the concept, and modeling what we want students to know or do, we set them up for success.

My students responded well to this lesson and gained a greater understanding of the lock and key model.  Use of the gradual release model has really allowed me to design lessons with a more appropriate pacing of activities for my students that allows them to truly work independently when the IP portion of the lesson occurs.  Before I began using the gradual release model, I would sometimes become frustrated when the IP portion of the lesson occurred and students could not perform the task or demonstrate the knowledge that I had intended.  Having instituted the gradual release model, I set them up for success by spending more time modeling by example before releasing them to work independently.  

  Gradual Release
  Pacing: Gradual Release
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Locked out...again?-Enzymes, part 2

Unit 5: Unit 2- Cells
Lesson 7 of 30

Objective: Students will explore the lock and key model to better understand how enzymes work.

Big Idea: If the enzyme doesn't fit, the reaction will quit.

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reactants, Science, catalyst, catabolic reactions, reaction, protein, lock and key, enzymes, enzyme catalyzed reaction
  50 minutes
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