Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. This is a group activity. 2. Coordinate help from parents. 3. It is a writing activity. 4. The building of the satellite is for enrichment and is optional. 5. Teacher must successfully navigate the websites. 6. Teacher will facilitate the instruction and discussion. 7. This is a 3-5 day activity. 8. Teacher will provide materials or send materials
list home if needed.
Critical Student Tasks: 1. Students will collaborate. 2. Students will work as peer helpers. 3. Students will read Internet text and view the pictures. 4. Students will use graphic organizers to organize their thoughts. 5. Students will ask questions and record data from observations. 6. Students will work hard and effectively. 7. Students will refer to the E/A rubric for expectations. 8. Students will orally share their writings and project with the class.
Assessment: Informally through teacher observation. Formally per the effort and achievement rubric.