Reflection: Homework Adaptations: Research and Summarizing Traits of the 5 Vertebrates - Section 3: Wrap Up: What Have You Learned About Small Research Projects and Summaries?


 One of the things that is both a good thing and a bad thing is that students can get immediate feedback from you right from home. The problem is often related to expecting the feedback immediately. So I have set up guidelines so I am not teaching all night!

I always tell them I will do as many as I can in 45 minutes and they need to be submitted before 5 pm. That way, I am not working too late. Students submit work, I comment, often use the "Suggestion" tab which makes them accept the suggestions. This helps the young writer tremendously and creates a feeling of support, nurturing a level of comfort and fluency. That's what we want! Mastery of standards! I want my students to love writing. 

The next day, students had completed their work. Most were successful! I could clearly see those who still needed support in forming short and concise sentences that made sense. Some summaries were one long run on! We are getting there!

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Adaptations: Research and Summarizing Traits of the 5 Vertebrates

Unit 7: Animals: Structures and Processess
Lesson 4 of 13

Objective: Students will learn to summarize their research by using a gathering grid and writing skills.

Big Idea: This second part of the lesson helps students learn to use their gathering grids to summarize the traits of the 5 vertebrates effectively and thoroughly.

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Science, Vertebrates, Integration of Technology, Small Research Project, Summaries from data, Writing skill, Google Doc Usage, editing, adaptation, structures, adaptations of animals, animal
  65 minutes
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