Reflection: Exit Tickets Classification, part 2- Dichotomous Keys - Section 5: Close


The lesson close is a key part of the lesson.  While it is sometime difficult to work the lesson close in when time is running short, I like to make sure that students are given an opportunity to show or tell me that they understand what has been taught before the dismissal bell.  I like closing activities because students can share what they understand before they leave the class.  This allows me to determine where the learning stopped and respond with corrected instruction before students leave the room, or plan a response for the next class if time does not permit for a spiral review.  I like the “Silent Discussion” strategy because it allows students to respond both in writing and with speaking.  This aids their literacy development.  Also, what student can resist passing note?

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Classification, part 2- Dichotomous Keys

Unit 3: Unit 4-Organisms and Evolution
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: Students will practice observation and classification of unfamiliar jelly beans in order to learn how to use a dichotomous key.

Big Idea: A dichotomous key is a useful tool for identifying unknown organisms.

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Science, couplet, classification, Dichotomous Key
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