Help your students understand their standards through these unpacking activities.
Students will restate the performance expectations as an "I will be able to..." sentence and then brainstorm things they'll need to learn to be able to do so.
I use these as a way to introduce each unit so that the students can become familiar with where we're headed.
Editable version included.
I'm considering making these for the rest of the middle school standards, please leave me a comment if you'd like me to do so! Currently I only teach the life science so I haven't gotten the motivation yet, but I'm up for it if it would help anyone :)
More NGSS Resources:
◆Power Standards Explained: Constructing an Argument
◆Power Standards Explained: Developing a Model
◆Grade 7 Pretest