This is a full lesson that encourages students to use key literacy skills to understand, organize, and summarize difficult text.
Students begin by reading a section from their biology book and placing the words and phrases into the graphic organizer. This stage works best with partners so students have someone to compare ideas with. Once the first part is completed, students work cooperatively to construct a summary paragraph. Students must use their organizer to write a paragraph explaining how the concets are related to each other.
The graphic organizer provides a great study tool for visual learners, and the paragraph is good reinforcement for verbal learners. Students also practice critical social skills while interacting with each other to complete the lesson.
This strategy works well with students at all academic levels and should be compatible with any biology text. I use it with Prentic Hall Biology, Chapter 6 Section 3.
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