Reflection: High Expectations Rocks, Minerals and Soil Fact Finding - Section 2: Explore


This lesson was a great way to meet students differing background knowledge.  Students who already had much knowledge about rock, minerals, and soil were still able to acquire new knowledge through the variety of books in the classroom.  Using partners also helped students stay focused.  I saw my students using great team work to find facts and write them on the foldable. I also observed that students were more willing to dig through an entire text to locate facts rather than raise their hands to say "I can't find anything."  Partners proved to be a valuable strategy for this lesson.

Besides students learning new science content, this lesson helped me informally assess through observation which students appeared proficient in reading informational text and acquire new knowledge. 


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Rocks, Minerals and Soil Fact Finding

Unit 4: Earth Changes
Lesson 4 of 18

Objective: SWBAT identify differences between rocks, minerals, and soil.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students deepen their knowledge of rocks, minerals, and soil by creating pyramid mobiles and finding facts in a variety of books.

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Science, Reading, classification, minerals, soil, rocks, fact finding
  45 minutes
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