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.
In pairs students read an example of an explanatory text – How does the digestive system work?
Next, they highlighted words that needed further explanation – we used library books and dictionaries to clarify the meaning of those words,
Then as a whole class we analyzed the features and language of the text and together we came up with a checklist for explanation writing (there will be more about writing to explain in a future post).