Today students participated in an "Expert" Group discussion to clarify their thinking about their Weird Water Event assigned article.
After the "Expert" Group Discussion students rejoined their small groups to Jigsaw meaning for all four articles. They shared their articles with each other and then created a Four Square Poster about the four articles.
Fourth period was not able to participate in this activity due to not following directions and off-topic talking/time-wasting. Instead, they were asked to sit silently and spend the remaining 35 minutes of the period Marking the Text and Writing in the Margins for all four Weird Water Event articles which I made due at the end of the period.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.