Concept Compare Frame: Igneous Rocks (Intrusive, Extrusive and Tephra)
This Concept Comparison Frame contrasts intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks, and classifies their formation in comparison with tephra.
Question Exploration Routine and Concept Comparisons are instructional methods that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the content enhancement routines earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages for the Frame. This product includes the completed routines, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, and graphics already filled in.
These Concept Enhancement Routines have the following learning objectives and outcomes:
• SWBAT describe how igneous rocks form
• SWBAT contrast intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks
• SWBAT classify tephra
It covers the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standard Benchmarks: SWBAT
SC.7.E.6.2 Identify the patterns within the rock cycle and relate them to surface events (weathering and erosion) and sub-surface events (plate tectonics and mountain building).
SC.912.E.6.2 Connect surface features to surface processes that are responsible for their formation.
SC.912.E.6.4 Analyze how specific geologic processes and features are expressed in Florida and elsewhere.