Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Ants and Bees - More Alike or More Different? - Section 3: Independent Practice


In this lesson I had three struggling students who had a harder time getting started on their writing. I gathered them to the back table and asked them to tell me aloud what they thought - same or different. They all chose same. We then thought of all the ways they were the same using their notes and mine (their notes were not well written which could have been the problem because we had a two day break between lessons). Talking , planning and working through it together helped them to get started and complete their organizers. Here is a video of one student's final response.

I will plan to enact this and the previous lesson on back to back days to help my students remember the article details better.   

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Ants and Bees - More Alike or More Different?

Unit 6: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT...draw evidence from two informational texts on bees and ants to write an outline for an expository comparing or contrasting informative response.

Big Idea: There are two sides to each issue that can be supported with evidence. We can form opinions from the ideas and facts that authors give us in various text about a subject. \

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