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Insights: Grades 4-5 Reading The Environment Teacher's Guide

Author(s): Education Development Center Inc

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2003

Pages: 364

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Change is all around us. In this module, students explore changes in the environment. Starting with their immediate surroundings, they ask three questions: "What was it like before?", "What changes have happened?", and "What changes will occur in the future?" They then look more closely at the processes of weathering and erosion and at rocks and fossils.

Each Teacher Guide includes:

  • Specific teaching and management strategies
  • Detailed teaching sequences for teaching the first three phases of the Learning Experience (Getting Started; Exploring and Discovering; and Processing For Meaning)
  • Reproducible masters for Student Science Notebook pages, Group Recording Sheets, and Home-School Worksheets
  • Extension activities in science, language arts and social studies
  • Assessment materials (an introductory questionnaire, embedded assessments, and a final questionnaire consisting of performance and written components)
  • Science Background (provides general science concepts as they are introduced and developed in the module) to help prepare teacher
  • Teacher and Student Resources section (annotated lists of children's books, teacher reference books, and technological aids)

OVERVIEW

The Insights Elementary Science Curriculum
Introduction to Reading the Environment
How to Get Started Using an Insights Module
Teaching Level
Time and Scheduling
Organization of Each Learning Experience

Teaching Strategies

Model Science Learning
Encourage Exploration
Structure Student Groups
Address Diverse Student Populations
Include Students with Learning and Physical Disabilities
Modify and Adapt the Module

Curricular Connections

Science and Literacy
Mathematical Thinking
Instructional Technology

Home-School Connection
Teaching-Learning Framework
Scientific Inquiry Framework

Assessment Framework

Gathering Data
Data Recording Tools

Class Record

Science Concepts
Abilities and Understandings Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry

Student Profile

Science Concepts
Abilities and Understandings Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry

Alignment to the National Science Education Standards
Goals
Conceptual Story Line
Summary of Learning Experiences
Safety Rules
Materials

LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Introductory Assessment
1 What Is Change?
2 What Is Evidence?
3 Evidence on the Sidewalk
4 The Change Scavenger Hunt
5 Nonhuman Causes of Change
6 Changes over Time
7 The Class Sites
8 Geologist for a Day: Evidence from Neighborhood Rocks
9 What Is Geologic Time? Many Years Ago
10 Geologist for Another Day: The Formation of Rocks
11 More Evidence of Geologic Change
12 Changing Rocks
13 Back to the Sites
14 More Evidence: Rock to Sand and Sand to Soil (Embedded Assessment)
15 Evidence of Geologic Change: Fossils
16 Biography of a Rock
17 The Last Site Visit
Final Assessment

SCIENCE BACKGROUND

GLOSSARY OF SCIENTIFIC TERMS

RESOURCES

Student Resources
Teacher Resources

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