Today students were placed into differentiated learning small groups based on their answers to the Critical Juncture assessment taken yesterday.
No ISN Check has been assigned for this week so that students may focus on turning in their late work prior to Progress Report distribution.
ISN Check 13 will be assigned next Friday.
Today students Peer Reviewed and submitted ISN Check 12.
I discussed, with each student, their missing and incomplete work and graded any of these assignments that were complete (but perhaps they had forgotten to turn-in) during the period.
Students had approximately 25 minutes to work on their incomplete/missing assignments and/or student for the Critical Juncture exam scheduled for tomorrow.
*********Critical Juncture 1/23/20 (not 1/22/20)*********
Today students received new evidence to help them determine what type of plate boundary exists between the South American Plate and the African Plate. They had the opportunity to discuss this new evidence with their small groups and then with the whole group. They then modeled their thinking using the Modeling Tool.
After this, students were given at least 15 minutes to write their CER statement answering the Chapter 2 Question: "How did the South American Plate and African Plate move?"
Some classes were able to participate in Peer Review of the CER statements. However, many classes were not able to complete this part of the process due to behavioral issues, (not following directions, talking during silent writing time, not doing the writing).
Today students participated in PEER REVIEW of ISN Check 11. After this, they took an OPEN NOTE Quiz on the vocabulary we learned in Chapter 1 (they actually have a copy of the glossary of all the vocabulary words in their ISN - however, most students did not even bother to use this resource to help them on this vocabulary quiz even though they were prompted to do so). This quiz WILL NOT be curved.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.