Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Exploring Predator and Prey Relationships - Section 3: Explain


There are a number of powerful post reading strategies, all intended to help students consolidate their thinking following the reading experience.

Analogies, the strategy used here, is considered a "similarities and differences" strategy, which is one of the 9 High Yield Strategies described by Robert Marzano. Word analogies allow the student to link a new concept to what is already known. 

Some other good post read strategies include:


  • Three things I found out.
  • Two things I think are interesting.
  • One question I have. 


  • First student shares one piece of information.
  • Two student adds on.
  • Third student adds on. 
  • And so on.

Students may not repeat information already given.

Chain Notes

The written version of add-on. Students may not repeat information already given.

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Exploring Predator and Prey Relationships

Unit 8: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT to construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among predator and prey.

Big Idea: Students explore predator and prey relationships in ecosystems.

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