Reflection: ELL Students Magnets Around Us - Introduction - Section 3: Wrap-up


One of my goals in giving homework is to increase student’s engagement and interest in a topic.  A second goal is to nudge them to continue practicing academic discourse.  We all know the “story” about asking a child, “What did you do at school today?” and then they reply, “Nothing,” or “I don’t remember.”  By giving them a specific topic to discuss with a family member, this answer is circumvented.  Even if they only talk to someone for 5 minutes about what we studied today (in science), that intermittent practice reinforces some of the vocabulary and content knowledge that may only be in their short-term memory.  This is especially important for my English language learners.

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Magnets Around Us - Introduction

Unit 9: Magnetism
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: SWBAT explain basic principles of magnetisms and give examples of how magnets are used in everyday life.

Big Idea: Magnets are everywhere.

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