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Overview of a Two-Day Learning Sequence

You will be viewing portions of day five and six of the seven-day metal properties learning sequence. The teacher’s learning goals for students were:

  1. Discover, through experimentation and discussion that some, but not all metals are magnetic.
  1. Deepen learning by reading and finding out why only certain metals are magnetic.

The teacher used an instructional tool called a 5E Instructional Cycle to plan this seven-day lesson. Take a moment to review her completed 5E lesson plan.

Time to View

The following video is the fifth day of the learning sequence. As you view the video, take note of strategies the teacher uses to engage students in exploring and explaining their understanding. Notice ways in which speaking and listening, and writing strategies are used.

Open this link to a note taking chart before viewing the video to assist you with writing your observations. The chart can be printed or saved to your desktop.
 

You will now view a summary of the sixth day of instruction. As you view the video, take notes on strategies the teacher uses to implement the CA CCSS Reading Informational Text (RI5.1, RI5.3), conduct discussion (SL5.1 and SL5.4) and help students summarize their understanding of the science concepts (W5.1, W5.4, W5.8, W5.9, L5.6).

Open this link to a notetaking chart before viewing the video to assist you with writing your observations. The chart can be printed or saved to your desktop.
 

Time to Reflect

After reviewing the observations that you recorded in the charts based on the two video segments, answer the following questions:

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