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Learning Sequence

Take a moment to analyze the grade 5 teacher’s planning for student learning. Her planning includes identifying the conceptual flow of the science content and aligning specific CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy to increase student understanding of that content. This planning allows the teacher to select and use multiple standards across several days of instruction with appropriate scaffolding. 

The teacher developed a seven-day learning sequence in which she wanted her students to understand that metals have properties by which the metals can be identified, such as:

  • Being shiny, malleable, and ductile;
  • Having the ability to conduct heat and electricity;
  • And, in some cases, the ability to be magnetic.

She wanted her students to discover these properties by experimentation, discussion, writing, and reading.

Read the teacher’s learning sequence overview, and then respond to the following reflection questions:

Grade 5 Learning Sequence Overview

Time to Reflect

Respond to the following reflection questions.