Science Talk

Talk like a scientist. Pupils engage in a science talk about rainforests, using a note-catcher worksheet to record important points. Next, they work in triads to synthesize their ideas about the rainforest, adding notes to a KWL anchor chart. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide sentence frames for English learners to use during group discussions
Classroom Considerations
  • Final lesson from the 10-part Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1 series
  • Requires sticky notes and the rainforest KWL anchor chart started in lesson one
Pros
  • Provides strategies for differentiated instruction
  • Includes supporting learning targets
Cons
  • None