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Dr. Alice Christie's Professional Development for
SS Simon and Jude School


Model Lesson in Science
  • Common Core Standards: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6–12
    • Key Ideas and Details 2. Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
    • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 7. Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, video, or table).
  • Lesson Topic
    • Bats
  • Lesson Objectives
    • To determine the central ideas of a text
    • To determine the central ideas from videos
  • Time frame:
    • Assessing prior knowledge: 5 - 10 minutes
    • Group Activitiy: 15 minutes
    • Sharing/Assessment: 5 - 10 minutes
    • Total: 25 - 35 minutes
  • Assessing Prior Knowledge
    • View Animoto Video on Bats
    • Use ScreenChomp to record the discussion of learning about bats through video or through reading text.
  • Group Activity:
    • Each small group will explore a different video on bats
    • They will discuss their impressions with one member of the group taking notes in Notes or Pages or Evernote
    • Their goal is twofold: to learn about bats and to discuss how learning through video differs from learning through reading text.
    • Create a Keynote presentationthat focuses on different ways of learning to share with other groups
  • Group Resources:
  • Assessment of Students
    • Sharing Keynote presentations with class
      • Do they answer the question?
      • Do they give evidence for their answer?
      • How convincing is their presentation?
      • How artistic is their presentation?