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RockStrata,GeologicTimelineOrdering

Author:ElizabethDidato
Datecreated:10/18/201611:26PMEDTDatemodified:10/20/201611:12PMEDT

VITALINFORMATION
TotalNumberofStudents Thereare30studentsinthisclass.

Area(s)StudentsLiveIn Studentsliveinamixedsuburbanorruralarea.

Free/ReducedLunch

EthnicityofStudents Ofthe30students:

1isAfricanAmerican
4areAmericanIndian/AlaskaNative
1isAsianIndian
16areWhite
8areHispanic/Latino

EnglishLanguageLearners TwelvestudentsareLimitedEnglishProficientorhaverecentlybeenredesignated.TheirCELDTlevels:

5havebeenredesignated
1isAdvanced
2areEarlyAdvanced
3areintermediate
1isBeginnner

StudentswithSpecialNeeds Thereisonestudentwithspecialneedshehasahearingimpairment.Hewearsahearingaid,hasasignlanguage
interpreterandcarriesahearingdeviceforteacherstowear.

Subject(s) Science

Grade/Level Grade7

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KEYCONCEPTS&STANDARDS
BigIdea&Essential
Questions Changesonearthoccuroverlongperiodsoftime.
Whatevidencedowehaveofthesechanges?
Evidencecanbefoundbyexaminingrocklayerstodeterminerelativeages.

LearningOutcome(s) Studentsdescribethedifferencebetweenlargeandsmallscalechanges.

Studentsuserockevidencetomeasurerelativeageofdifferentrockstrata.

Standards CANextGenerationScienceStandards(2014)
Grade:Grade7
Standard:MSESS21.DevelopamodeltodescribethecyclingofEarthsmaterialsandtheflowofenergythatdrivesthis
process.

Standard:MSESS22.ConstructanexplanationbasedonevidenceforhowgeoscienceprocesseshavechangedEarths
surfaceatvaryingtimeandspatialscales.

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ASSESSMENTS
Assessment/Rubrics Worksheet:FindingCluestoRockLayerswillbeusedasaformativeassessment.

Attachments:

1. Worksheet_FindingCluestoRockLayers.pdf

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MATERIALSANDRESOURCES
InstructionalMaterials&
Technology(handouts,etc.) Computerwithoverheadprojector
Elmoprojector

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PowerPointtoguidemeandstudentsthroughlessonplan
Rocks(Studentsfindandexaminelayers)
Handout:RelativeAgeDating,FindingClues
Coloredpencilstohelpstudentscolorcodeagesoflayers

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IMPLEMENTATION
SequenceofActivities UsingaPowerPointtoguidethelesson,IwillbeswitchingbetweenPowerPoint,elmoprojectorandverbaldirections.

Agenda

DoNow
Activities
Usingrocks,identifyinghowwecanestimatechangesovergeologictime(longterm)
Studentpracticeusingevidencetointerprettherelativeagesofrocklayers
Discussion/concludeclass

DoNowQuestions:Whenwasthelasttimeyoucleanedyourroom?Whatwouldhappenifyoudidntcleanitforalongtime?

Activities
1.Discussscalesoftime,specificallyhowlonggeologicprocessestake
2.Usingrocks,identifyhowwecanestimatechangesovergeologictime
3.Worksheet:FindingCluestoRockLayers

explainandreviewinstructions
studentscompleteworksheetsinpairs
readinstructionsandprocedurealoudwithclass
discussandstartQuestion#1together
allowlimitedtimeforcompletion
extension:forearlyfinishers,colorcodelayersbyage

Haveabriefdiscussiontoreview,checkforunderstandingandconcludeclass.

DifferentiatedInstruction WhendiscussingtheDoNowquestiontherearetwoscaffoldsinplace.First,asentencestarterisprovided.
Second,answersaresolicitedfromstudentsandprojectedontoascreenfortheclasstoview.

Studentsarepreferentiallyseated.Englishlanguagelearnersareeitherclosetothefronttoallowregularcheckinsand
toofferguidanceasneededand/orarepairedwithabuddywhohelpsthemunderstandwritteninstructions.

Whilecirculatingtoobservestudentprogress,IwillquietlytelltheBeginningLEPstudentthathemayusecolorcoding
andarrowstolabelsomeoftherocklayersinplaceofcertainquestionsthatrequirelongerwrittenresponsesonthe
worksheet.Iwillalsogenerallyassessprogressofallstudents.Ifneeded,Iwillverballyexplainwrittendirections
insimplifiedterms.

Iwillwearthespeechaiddevicetoassistthehearingimpairedstudent.

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REFLECTIONS
PriortoLesson Iwillaskquestionsoftheclassthroughouttheperiodtocheckforunderstanding.Iwillmonitorpairworkasstudents
completetheworksheet,askingquestionsandinsuringbothareactivelyinvolved.

PostLesson

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