Reflection: Student Ownership The Digestive System - Section 2: Explain


All year I have worked toward having the students take more ownership and responsibility for reviewing and learning information. Toward the end of the year I use the journal prompts as a way to activate the students' thinking about a topic and then have them review the information together as a class.  

This does not mean that I just have students read the notes aloud. It is much more intensive than that and it requires the careful use of questions as guidance to a deeper level of understanding.  

For example, if a students tells the class that the stomach is a part of the digestive system, I will ask the student to elaborate and explain the structure of the stomach and how the structure contributes to its function. I also ask what the stomach is connected to and what I might find in the stomach.

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The Digestive System

Unit 7: Body Systems
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify the structures of the digestive system and their functions.

Big Idea: Use this lesson to help students review the use of models while reviewing the digestive system.

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