NGSS Dynamic Deeper Diagrams for all Learners
Photosynthesis Lesson with Leaf Rubbing Activity
Introduction and Background
Notes and Tips
Lesson Plan: Photosynthesis Pictorial In-put Chart Activity
Instructional strategy directions
Exit Ticket close activity
Step by step color coded Pictorial
Three Student examples provided
Introduction and Background:
The Leaf Rubbing activity and In-put Chart are really amusing to teach. Students love the leaf rubbing activity when you begin your lecture.
In-put Charts were designed to integrate listening, speaking, reading, writing and drawing. They work perfect with new NGSS Standards because students need the ability to draw and understand diagrams at a deeper level. In-put charts can also be great study and a writing prompt tool.
The included lesson is easy step by step instructions. Even if you haven't tried In-put charts before. The teacher can use pre-drawn pictorial input charts on butcher paper with markers, but I prefer using the white board with lots of bold colors. We teach five periods a day, so it saves paper. Students will use typing paper and any kind of leaves that are available.
Science Works End Thoughts + + +
With input charts I can really see how language is acquired most effectively when the emphasis is on meaning and the message. The personal direct contact with students allows for side notes, interesting stories; information your students want to start talking about. I have noticed that learning is made more relevant and meaningful for all learners with these charts.