Collecting Math Data in a Science Survey Tally Chart and Writing to Communicate the Results
Strategies for Helping Students:
~ Identify Critical Information (Element 6)
~ Elaborate on New Information (Element 11)
~ Record and Represent Knowledge (Element 12)
No prep needed. Everything is done for you and ready to go.
Just print off the copies you need.
1. Personalized Math and Science Mini-Book:
My Name is ___ and I Learned About Plant Life Cycles Today
2. Evidence of student learning
a. Element 6 ~ personalized Close Activity for identifying critical information ~ *with word bank and answer key
b. Element 11 ~ personalized General Inferential Questions and RACE Writing Strategic short answer responses for elaborating on new information ~ *with answer key
c. Element 11 ~ personalized Elaborative Interrogation Questions for elaborating on new information ~ *with answer key
e. Element 12 ~ Blank Tally Chart for recording and representing knowledge
Learning Goals Aligned with Common Core standards
• MA.2.MD.4.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
• SC.2.L.16.1 Observe and describe major stages in the life cycles of plants and animals, including beans and butterflies.
• LA.2.W.3.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Can also be used in reading as it is aligned with Common Core standard: LAFS.2.RI.3.7 ~ Explain how specific images (e.g., a chart showing data collected) contribute to and clarify a text.
This 11 page personalized mini-book with 4 student artifacts as evidence of student learning integrates the 3 subjects of math, science, writing and even reading if you’d like to use this lesson to do so.
With this reading activity they will learn about the major stages of a plant’s life cycle while learning to identify the critical content of collecting data in a survey, elaborating on that data, and recording and representing their knowledge on their own tally chart.
Highly effective for teacher observations:
• Element 6 Close Activity (Helping Students Identify Critical Information) ~ *answer key provided
• Element 11 General and Elaborative Questions (Helping Students Elaborate on New Information) ~ *answer key provided
• Element 12 Blank Tally Chart (Helping Students Record and Represent Knowledge) ~ *answer key provided
• Element 17 Similes and Metaphors Fill-in-the-Blank activity (Helping Stu-dents Examine Similarities and Differences) ~ *answer key provided
• Go Math! Lesson 10.1 ~ Collect Data
• Science Fusion Lesson ~ Unit 9 Lesson 3 ~ What are Some Plant Life Cycles?