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Activity: Discourse Circle, Water Pollutants

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Time: 10 minutes
Materials
  • Science notebooks
Guiding Questions
  1. Question 1 What did you learn about removing pollutants from water?
  2. Question 2 What positive comments do you have about someone else's project?
  3. Question 3 Do you agree/disagree with someone else's statement?
Plan
  • Plans for part 1 of activity – Norms for discourse circle will be reviewed. Sentence starters will be posted on board.
    • Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity: What did you learn about removing pollutants from water? What positive comments do you have about someone else's project? Do you agree/disagree with someone else's statement?
    • Anticipated Student Responses to guiding questions: Appropriate for questions asked and for norms in place.
  • Plans for part 2 of activity
    • Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity:
    • Anticipated Student Responses to guiding questions:
Differentiation
  • Strategy 1 All students are encouraged to participate.
  • Strategy 2 Discourse norms will be in place.
ELL Modification
  • Modification 1 Social interactions
  • Modification 2 Journal to reference
Check for Understanding

How you will assess or check for student understanding throughout this activity.

Comments made during discourse session.

download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity Discourse Circle.pdf

Created by: Ms. Felice, Ms. Von Bank and Ms. Winning.


by Chris Mystkowski at 4:48 PM in Activity, Elementary, Physical Science
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