I don't know how to create a lesson plan for science using reading development activi

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  1. Peachyness

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    So, I have to create a science lesson plan using a reading development activity. I really have no clue what that means or entails. Any ideas there, guys?

    So, I already wrote up a lesson plan about the different layers of the atmosphere. They are to read (because I thought this was what was meant in regards to a reading component) with their partners their chapter. Then, their activity WAS going to be where they sketched/drew the layers of the atmosphere and the temps and any other pertinent information. THEN, I learned that there had to be a reading development activity. GUH? I don't understand what this means.
     
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    Just a few thoughts: highlight text structure, preview the passage and hit down words they might struggle with, main ideas and details, write a summary, vocabulary.

    Essentially, what can you do with the passage so students better understand what they are reading?

    That's the way I interpreted the assignment. Is this for a model lesson?
     
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    Great ideas, Kat! Could you incorporate a graphic organizer? Venn Diagram, or one that helps break down main idea/supporting details? Or perhaps one that works on fact vs. opinion?
     
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    Kat, this is for a class that I'm taking. I wanted to see your guys' opinion first, as this teacher hasn't been very helpful at all. In fact, this whole class has been so confusing.

    Kat and Jem, thanks!
     
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    Peachy, I would interpret it as Kat did: that you need to include activities that would be considered "reading development", not just reading. I would assume I needed to include techniques used to help the child develop comprehension/retention skills along with the reading.
     
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    Right. I thought when I read reading development activity, I thought something AFTER the actual lesson, like an independent activity. That confused me. What Kat said made perfect sense. :) haha, I'm just so tired and confused.
     
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    To be safe, you should have pre, during, and post reading activities. Have them use a KWL chart -- that can be used for all three.

    MrD
     
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    Yes, good idea. And, I know my teacher likes KWL charts a lot. :D
     
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    So, I rewrote my lesson plan. I actually didn't have to change it a whole lot to meet the reading development criteria, luckily.

    But, I'm stuck on their independent activity. I was going to have them write a cause and effect for a scenario. Is that considered too much of a writing activity? Should I just have them write a summary of what they read?
     

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