This is a bundled unit on Cells - 6 Word assignments and notes in a zipped file. Each assignment is also available individually in my store under separate cover; however, the bundled unit is a discounted price as opposed to individual purchase. Here's how I use this unit:
1. Begin with Cells Open Notes (fill-in-the-blank). This is a 4-page document. The KEY is included. The open notes are projected onto a Promethean board or whiteboard, and the students fill in their blank copy with the teacher using the KEY. All subsequent assignments in the bundle are based on these notes.
2. The Cells Open Notes W.S. comes next. It is a 3-page document. It is in an electronic format to be used with a drop box such as Black Board, Schoology or School Space. However, this assignment can easily be printed as a paper copy with little or no modification to the original document. The answers to the questions go IN ORDER of the Cells Open Notes, so there are no tricks or surprises, and no searching a 4-page document for an answer. The answer KEY is included.
3. The Organelle Word Association/Cell Match is then used as a homework assignment. This assignment (2 pages) is all matching, and when printed on both sides of the paper creates a half sheet with the Organelle Word Association on one side and the Cell Match on the other - saving paper.
4. The Organelle D & D is a 1-page drag and drop assignment that can be used either electronically or printed as a paper copy. The KEY is included. This assignment includes a word bank which is used to match to the correct definition. The student must also identify whether the organelle is found in a plant cell, an animal cell, or both.
5. Cell Parts is a 2-page document in a grid format. The answer KEY is included. A color picture of the organelle is shown, it is identified by its name, and the student must write its function and 1-2 word association. Once the definition is learned, I teach the students to remember the organelles (there are so many of them!) by a 1 or 2-word association instead of the entire definition. This is much easier for them. For example, the 1 or 2-word association for mitochondria is "Powerhouse"; for the nucleus it's "Control Center", etc.
6. Cell Membrane Board notes with Assignment - the notes are approximately half a page, the remaining page and a half are color pictures of the cell membrane for the teacher to describe the parts and functions to the students. I have the students take notes into their notebooks/binders on the cell membrane to introduce this new topic. Hand writing notes is a form of learning - some students love it, some loathe it, and it helps strengthen eye-hand coordination. Once the notes have been completed, there is an assignment (1 1/2 pages long) based on the notes that includes a question and answer section, a coloring snippet and a matching section.