Reflection: Lesson Planning Where Do Pollutants Go: Developing a Group Presentation Using Flow Maps - Section 1: Introduction


In this lesson, students are having to work on many skills at once. They are comprehending new information from a nonfiction text, reorganizing it for better understanding, working with a group, and presenting the information. In order for them to actually learn the content, they need to have a lot of opportunities to see it, write it, speak it, and hear it. That is why I first ask them to do this work on their own, then work with a group, then listen to it in class. Because I only chose 3 pollutants for the class to study, there are 2 groups per pollutant. Therefore, each students hears new information twice and groups can have another example of how information could have been presented. 

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Where Do Pollutants Go: Developing a Group Presentation Using Flow Maps

Unit 5: ELA Through Environmental Science
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT work in groups to create and present a cause and effect flow map.

Big Idea: Students develop their understanding of a concept by sharing ideas and hearing ideas from others.

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English / Language Arts, Comprehension (Reading), 4th grade, cause and effect, flow map, presentation, group work, Groups, diagramming, diagram, environment
  50 minutes
student example acid rain
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