Reflection: Rigor The Root of it All - Section 4: Evaluate


I have a few developmentally delayed students, a couple of mono-lingual Spanish students, and some severe speech students. Because of this, I set up some evaluative skills to be one on one verbal performance tasks. 

In this lesson the kids hear and see the vocabulary or a visual representation of it and then they are asked to do (use) and say the vocabulary while completing their individual work. I roam the room asking them to explain their work to me using the vocabulary words that relate to this lesson to the best of their individual abilities.

I find this type of evaluation approach to be the best some times because it not only allows me to experience what each student is capable of, but also allows the kids to have that much desired and needed one to one time with the teacher. This makes every child feel special and valued. For me it's more about the kids than it is the science.

I use science to motivate the kids to learn as much as they can in my class all day long and to create pathways to spend time with each child in order to express to them how important and valued they are to me.

  Hear, see, do, say - use that vocab!
  Rigor: Hear, see, do, say - use that vocab!
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The Root of it All

Unit 10: That's the way to plant one!
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT observe the root system of plants by viewing root vegetables through a root view planter.

Big Idea: Kids learn the importance of a root system through observation.

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Science, Science Skills, Vocabulary, plants, ELL, roots, flower
  45 minutes
root vue early growth
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