Reflection: Lesson Planning Animal Adaptations, Their Best Defense Day 2 - Section 3: Guided practice


Learning how to conduct basic research, and then knowing when to use what you have learned is an acquired skill. I planned this lesson in a way that would enable my students to have compiled enough information to write an essay. If I had just told them to go to a specific site, or just search the internet, they would have struggled however, by using the organizer, and just one site to find the information, they were able to build on their knowledge base and tackle a more difficult task, writing an argument and cite reasons. Some students were more adept at putting all of the facts together in a cohesive manner, but all of the students were able to research effectively and feel successful.

  Scaffolding helps students become successful writers and researchers.
  Lesson Planning: Scaffolding helps students become successful writers and researchers.
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Animal Adaptations, Their Best Defense Day 2

Unit 10: Animal Adaptations
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all by using the internet to research an animal.

Big Idea: Scientist must use evidence when constructing an argument.

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Science, essay, internet research, adaptation, animal
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