This is the third chapter in my Earth Science Interactive Notebook series focused on Plate Tectonics. This product is designed to provide teachers and students clear, consistent, and concise procedures and expectations to promote higher level thinking, a positive classroom environment, and time saving strategies for grading. These lessons are differentiated for all levels by providing scaffold instructions, starter sentences, and power point presentations to guide direct instruction and promote self-directed learners. This product focuses on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Depths of Knowledge (DOK) by engaging students in an organic approach to learning science. I’ve crafted this product to guide any teacher at any level of teaching science. You will be in amazement when you see all students engaged, using vocabulary, writing, and more!
This product includes all of the following:
-Teacher guide: strategies and tips to help grade, organize, and use the interactive notebook with fidelity and confidence.
-Student Notebook set-up: table of contents, score sheet, and notebook rubric. There is a filled-out table of contents and score sheet to help organize and pace teacher. Score sheet helps students keep track of their grades! Teachers will have stream-line grading too.
-Unit Cover: Provides standards and benchmarks, a word bank with all vocabulary words, and pictures related to unit.
-Anticipation Guide: Ten true and false statements to identify what students know, what they think they know, and what they will learn. A power point presentation follows along printable lesson. An answer key is provided. Each anticipation guide question follows their according Cornell and PowerPoint to review the answer.
-Cornell notes: Five Cornell notes are provided. There are two versions: filled and fill-in-the-blank for students to complete. A power point presentation follows the Cornell notes and leads whole class, direct instruction. A summary section is included where students answer essential questions. A drawing section is made available for students to add their own drawings or pictures from the power point presentation. Each criteria is worth one point making each Cornell worth five points. For easy grading, simply circle missing components or stamp to designate full credit.
-Activities: Five activities follow each Cornell notes in order to support and reinforce students' understanding of the content and provide students an opportunity to think critically by creating something new with the input received from the notes. There is a are five criteria: written portion, art, color, reflection component, and an “excellent." Each criteria is worth one point making each activity worth five points. For easy grading, simply circle missing components or stamp to designate full credit.
-Power Point Presentations: Presentation guides direct instruction as students follow along and complete with their Cornell notes. Presentation revisits anticipation guide statements at the beginning of the lesson and at the end, has built-in mini quizzes (editable) at the end of each lesson to check for understanding, pictures to help learn the material, and starter sentences to support students complete the summary section of their Cornell notes.
-Special Assignments (labs, projects, etc.): All special assignments come with directions and rubrics. Templates for some are included..
-Test and quizzes: Test and quizzes are included with answer keys. A reflection activity is provided giving students an opportunity to reflect on their understanding and studying skills.
-Grading: For easy grading, simply circle missing components or stamp to designate full credit. It’s that easy--I don’t take any grading home and I’m out of the door when the bell rings after school!
Lesson 1- Layers of the Earth
Lesson 2- Convection in the Mantle
Special Assignment 1- Mind Map: a graphic organize
Unit quiz: True/False, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer essay
Lesson 3- Continental Drift
Lesson 4- Sea-Floor Spreading
Lesson 5- Theory of Plate Tectonics
Special Assignment 2- Researching Plate Tectonics
Special Assignment 3- Earth Model
Unit Test: True/False, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer essay
1. 109 Power Point slides and 60 printable pages and some copied assignments come in black and white (to help save printer ink if needed).
2. Purchase license to share if more than one teacher will be using this product. Keep in mind this product took time to design with the teacher and student in mind. Thank you for your understanding.
3. To view the PowerPoint, open the PDF, click on “View” and then on “Full Screen Mode.”
Check out my store for more bundle units on Physical science and Earth Science to save time and money as these units also follow the same procedures and expectations! You save 50% by purchasing bundles! They include the following, which I also sell individually:
-Pre-assessment/Warm-up activity: Includes a unit cover with the Next Generation Science Standards and a word bank. Also includes a worksheet: designed to uncover what your students know, don’t know, and what they can anticipate to learn in the unit. PowerPoint is included to guide activity.
-Assessments: test, quiz, answer key, and reflection activity
-Lessons: five Cornell notes, activities to reinforce input, and a PowerPoint for each lesson
-Projects: includes directions, rubric, and templates for most
-Notebook set-up: table of contents, score sheet, teacher strategies and suggestions on how to use interactive notebook.
$5 Unit Bundles!!!
Scientific Investigation Unit Bundle- Science Interactive Notebook
Plate Tectonics Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook
Rock and Mineral Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook
Matter and Chemistry Unit Bundle- Physical Interactive Notebook
Earth Science/Astronomy Unit Bundle: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Solar System Unit Bundle: Notes, PowerPoint, projects, assessments, & Activities
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