Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book Look Idea For Science

So I was amazed by how well this activity worked with 2 different classes of 4th graders this week. We are in the second week of a new science unit--the changing surface of the earth. We are still making connections to knowledge we already have.

I got 15 - 20 books from the library that somehow related to our unit. Students did a book look with a partner. They choose one book, wrote down the title, skimmed the book and pictures for information that answered the question, "How does this relate to the changing surface of the earth?" They then filled their notebook page with words and/or pictures. Most students were so engaged.

What are you doing at your job that's working this week?

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