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Learning Exercise: Catastrophic Events: Impacts

Title:
Catastrophic Events: Impacts
Material:
Description:
Nice lesson on impact events and their effect on our planet and others. See text of assignment
Course: 7th Grade

Info

Submitted by:
Dr. Troy Tenhet
Date Last Modified:
December 26, 2005

Exercise

ELL Literacy with NASA: Catastrophic Events: Impacts
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/comets.php 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. 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
Additional Information: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Categories

Audience

  • Grade School
  • Middle School

Topics

Science, Language Arts, ELL, and Technology

Requirements

Work in collaboration and follow directions.

Learning 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.

Type of Task

  • Supplemental activity

Technical Notes

LCD projector, internet, laptop, whitescreen needed.