Collaboration skills and ability to follow directions are helpful!
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 possible planet changing impacts or events. 5. Students will follow multiple-step directions.
LCD projector, laptops, Internet, and whitescreen needed.
Text of Learning Exercise:
ELL Literacy with NASA: Earth Impacts and the Dark Ages! 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 possible planet changing impacts or events. 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) 4b: Evidence from rocks allows us to understand the evolution of life on Earth. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know the history of life on Earth has been disrupted by major catastrophic events,
such as major volcanic eruptions or the impacts of asteroids. 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=404 Critical Tasks: (in anyorder) 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. Pre teach concept of planet changing events (use multiple images). 7. Teacher and students are to be involved in guided reading. 8. 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