Learning Exercise

Gravity

Solid law of gravity assignment that has students responding to questions and building vocabulary.
Course: 2nd Grade Multiple Subjects
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Exercise

ELL Literacy with NASA: Gravity
Grade Level: Second Grade
Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students
will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and concepts of
unknown text. 4. Students will demonstrate simply law of gravity.
CDE Language Arts: Reading 1.0: Word Analysis: Vocabulary and Concept
Development: ?1.8 Use knowledge of individual words in unknown compound words to
predict their meaning. ?1.10 Identify simple multiple-meaning words.
CDE Science: Physical Science: 1e: The motion of objects can be observed and
measured. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know objects fall
to the ground unless something holds them up.
CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Reading (Word Analysis and Fluency): Recognize and
produce English phonemes that are like phonemes students hear and produce in
their primary language. Recognize and produce English phonemes that are not like
phonemes students hear and produce in their primary language. Produce most
English phonemes while beginning to read aloud. Produce simple vocabulary (e.g.,
single words or very short phrases) to communicate basic needs in social and
academic settings (e.g., locations, greetings, classroom objects). Demonstrate
comprehension of simple vocabulary with an appropriate action. Retell stories
using simple words, phrases, and sentences.

BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance.
Anticipatory Website:
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast02aug_1.htm
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. Model
good English and habits. 4. Teacher must model fluentreading of the text. 5.
Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 6. Use audio component. 7.
Students must act out laws of gravity with props.
Assessment: Informally through
observation and formally through the rubric building website located at
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Audience

Technical Notes

LCD Projector, laptop, and whitescreen needed.

Requirements

Work together, follow instructions.

Topics

Science, Language Arts, Technology

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and concepts of unknown text. 4. Students will demonstrate simply law of gravity.