During the last few weeks students have been developing their thinking and research skills.
Thinking skills (acquisition of knowledge and comprehension):
Students viewed a few videos on the digestive system. In small groups they discussed the parts/organs of the digestive system and how they all work together to digest a meal. Then they drew and labelled their thinking.
After that, students worked in pairs reading an example of an explanatory text – How does the digestive system work?
Next they highlighted words in the text that needed further explanation – we used library books and dictionaries to clarify those words.
Then as a whole class we analysed the features and language of the text and together came up with a checklist for explanation writing (there will be more about writing to explain in a future post).
In Math we worked on another learning engagement from you.cubed.org. Pictures below.