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Elementary institute 2010

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Elementary institute 2010

  1. 1. Building Background Knowledge and Academic Vocabulary NISD 2010
  2. 2.  Read the KUDs for the unit – this will help you with the planning and development of the questions for the Unit Inventory and will be a good indicator of the language we want students to Know and Understand.  Label chart paper, transparency or white board “Science Working Word Wall”  Select a few items for the inventory  These items should be new to students and important for the unit  Some items such as tools should be used for every unit  Help students make a connection to engaging scenario The Unit Inventory should be done at the beginning of each unit. For every unit you will create a Science. Working Word Wall
  3. 3. Science Tools Unit Words Properties Using my 5 senses I wonder………..
  4. 4. •Vocabulary development •Oral language development •Active experiences
  5. 5.  Introduction to unit  Science and Language Arts integration - Oral language practice  Develop “working word wall”: Adaptable to student’s needs - Vocabulary development - Helps students make connections
  6. 6.  Prediction  Student/Teacher pull out one item at a time. Students predict what they think it might be used for.  Students discuss which items they’ve previously used and how  Classifying  Teacher distributes items. Students match items they feel are used together or fall under the same category. Students may identify properties of items.  Students take an item from kit and describe it by using their senses. They can play a guessing game with class/partner.
  7. 7. Opportunities for “student’s voice”

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