1. Students will read and analyze text. 2. Students will learn about El Nino. 3.Students will create a written (presentable) artifact showing their idea of textual meaning.
LCD projector and Internet needed. Laptop also.
Text of Learning Exercise:
ELL Literacy with NASA: El Nino Watch From Space Grade Level: Twelfth Grade Objectives: 1. Students will read and analyze text. 2. Students will learn about El Nino. 3.Students will create a written (presentable) artifact showing their idea of textual meaning. CDE Language Arts: Reading Comprehension and Analysis: 2.4. Make warranted and reasonable assertions about the author's arguments by using elements of the text to defend and clarify interpretations.?2.5 Analyze an author's implicit and explicit philosophical assumptions and beliefs about a subject. CDE Science: Heating of Earth's surface and atmosphere by the sun drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents. 5g: Students know features of the ENSO (El Niño southern oscillation) cycle in terms of sea-surface and air temperature variations across the Pacific and some climatic results of this cycle. CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Concept Development: Apply knowledge of academic and social vocabulary while reading independently. Be able to use standard dictionary to find the meanings of unfamiliar words. Interpret the meaning of unknown words by using knowledge gained from previously read text. Understand idioms,
analogies, and metaphors in conversation and written text. BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance. Anticipatory Website: http://airsea-www.jpl.nasa.gov/ENSO/welcome.html Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Student teams should create visual images and drawings in order to support their understanding. 2. Allow for multiple interactions (individual and group). 3. When implementing lesson, follow the objectives. 4. Teacher must model exploration of the difficult text. 5. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 6. Pre-teach concept of El Nino (use multiple images). 7. Teacher and students are to be involved in guided reading. 8. Students must report (orally) what they understand. 9. Student teams must create a written artifact. Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php