Friday, November 6, 2009

2nd Grade Science Magnet Unit

Magnet Science Unit Example

The goal was to take the learner objectives from the unit, the science inquiry objectives for the grade level and marry them with the 5-E Science Strategy [Engage, Explore, Explain, Evaluate, Extend]. This increases student engagement, provides common activities that assist with vocabulary development, and provides real focus on the appropriate content. The textbook is read last, with the use of appropriate nonfiction reading strategies.

This was created by two of Thomas’ 2nd grade teaches and Barbara St. Clair. If you are interested in creating something similar for your grade-level, please contact Barbara St. Clair to set up an appointment.

2nd Grade Magnet Unit

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Writing Mini Lesson - Student Writing Examples

In looking for writing samples for a couple of lessons I'm modeling tomorrow, I stumbled across this site:

I found some excellent examples of student writing I can easily use with mini-lessons for grades 1-12. I think you may find it useful.