Collaboration skills and ability to follow directions a plus!
1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and identify key ideas in text. 4. Students will evaluate information about the ways scientists find the age of the universe as well as the Earth. 5. Students will follow multiple-step directions.
LCD projector needed as well as laptops, live internet and a whitescreen.
Text of Learning Exercise:
ELL Literacy with NASA: The Age of the Universe (and the Earth) Grade Level: Seventh Grade Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and identify key ideas in text. 4. Students will evaluate information about the ways scientists find the age of the universe as well as the Earth. 5. Students will follow multiple-step directions. CDE Language Arts: Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text?2.4 Identify and trace the development of an author's argument, point of view, or perspective in text.?2.5 Understand and explain the use of a simple mechanical device by following technical directions. Expository Critique?2.6 Assess the adequacy, accuracy, and appropriateness of the author's evidence to support claims and assertions, noting instances of bias and stereotyping. CDE Science: Earth and Life History (Earth Sciences) 4d,
4e: Evidence from rocks allows us to understand the evolution of life on Earth. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know that evidence from geologic layers and radioactive dating indicates Earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old and that life on this planet has existed for more than 3 billion years. Students know fossils provide evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed. CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Reading Comprehension (Intermediate): Comprehension and Analysis of Grade Level Understand and follow simple written directions for classroom related activities. Read and orally identify the main ideas and draw inferences about written text using detailed sentences. Read and identify basic text features such as title, table of contents, and chapter headings. Respond to comprehension questions about written text, using detailed sentences. BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance. Anticipatory Website: http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=45 Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Students should create visual images in order to support their understanding. 2. Allow for one-on-one instruction as well as group collaboration. 3. When implementing lesson, follow the objectives. 4. Teacher must model fluent reading of the text. 5. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 6. Teacher and students are to be involved in guided reading. 7. Students must report (orally) what they understand.
Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php