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.
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
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