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Cooperative Learning Presentation - Lesson Plans

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Tish Campbell

on 7 October 2012

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Transcript of Cooperative Learning Presentation - Lesson Plans

Classifying Rocks and Minerals 1. Observe objects
2. Use a classification system.
3. Know science information. Intended Learning Objectives Changing the lesson for Diverse Learners > Building social skills among classmates
> Learning peer accountability
> Peer interaction and support
Potential Challenges Students identify rock types by observing key characteristics (Science - 4th Grade Lesson Plans, 2004) Tish Campbell
EDU 311
Elisabeth Crowell
October 5, 2012 Cooperative Learning Presentation
Lesson Plan Class Instruction 1. Discuss the difference between rocks and minerals.
2. In journals, describe the differences between minerals and rocks.
3. Discuss the three different types of rocks. Describe the characteristics of each type. Group Instruction 1. Assign students into even groups.
2. Give each group a collection of rocks that should include the 3 types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.
3. Instruct the groups to study the rocks using a magnifying glass. Draw the shapes and colors of the minerals.
4. Have the group separate the rocks by appearance according to the three different types.
5. Set a time limit for the groups to separate the rocks in correct classification within 20 minutes. Sedimentary > Rounded-appearing mineral and rock particles that are cemented together
>Often in layers Igneous >May have observable crystals
>Not in layers
>with or without air holes
>Could appear glass-like Metamorphic >Crystals/minerals lined up
>Often in layers, sheet-like Visual / Auditory Learners Stream this video through the Smart Board for an addition to the lesson presented. This will give a visual and audio for the students as they are separating the rocks into the three separate categories. (Rocks & Minerals: Identifying Types of Rocks, 2009) Kinesthetic Learners Students will be assigned the task of going out into their own yards and neighborhoods to collect their own rocks. Have them bring in their collection to present to the classroom after they have organized them by type. Individual Learning Have the students take their collection of rocks and create a Venn Diagram to show the differences and similarities of their rocks. > Students collecting different types of rocks in their yards.
> Setting up cooperative groups that work well together and complete the activity.
> Completing the lesson plan in the time allotted.
> Not having all equipment available when needed, for example having enough magnifying glasses. Potential Benefits Components of Group Building
Create a well-balanced group Pair students together that have different learning styles Group students together from different ethnic groups and genders Pair ELL students with strong academic students Rotate cooperative groups with each new lesson plan How a Teacher Governs a
Cooperative Learning Group Setting goals for groups
Checking in on the group often and checking on the progress of the task and student participation Schedule enough time for the group to complete the assignment together. Benefits of Cooperative Learning Groups Teachers who give use Cooperative Learning Groups are giving students the opportunity to develop more than just academic skills.
There are positive effects on social development. Also, students are being exposed to different learning styles. References:
>Science - 4th Grade Lesson Plans. (2002, October 3). Retrieved October 5, 2012, from Utah Education Network: http://www.uen.org/core/displayLessonPlans.do;jsessionid=0B94419E46BF59274219609D3551F3FA?courseNumber=3040&standardId=1210&objectiveId=1211
>Rocks & Minerals: Identifying Types of Rocks. (2009, June 2). Retrieved October 6, 2012, from YouTube:
>Burden, P. R. (2010). Methods for Effective Teaching: Meeting the Needs of All Students. Pearson Education, Inc.
>Jacobsen, D. A. (2009). Methods for Teaching: Promoting Student Learning in K-12 Classrooms. Pearson Education, Inc.
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