This is the second chapter in my Earth and Space Science Interactive Notebook series focused on Rocks and Minerals. 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!
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All of these products are included in this product:
Mineral Characteristics Lesson
Mineral Identification Lesson
Igneous Rock Lesson
Sedimentary Rock Lesson
Metamorphic Rock Lesson
Rock Cycle Activity
Rock and Mineral Cartoon Project
Assessments- Test and Quiz with answer keys
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 presentation follows along printable lesson. An answer key is provided. Each anticipation guide question follows their according Cornell and Presentation 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 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 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.
-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. This is a PDF and is not editable.
-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!!!
1. Make sure to extract file in order to open the zipped file.
2. Purchase license to share if more than one teacher will be using this product. Keep in mind this product took time to create with the teacher and student in mind. Thank you for understanding.
3. To view the presentation, which is a PDF and not editable, open the PDF, click on “View” and then on “Full Screen Mode.”
4. This product is not editable.
Check out my other Science Unit Bundles:
Scientific Investigation Unit Bundle- Science Interactive Notebook
Rock and Mineral Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook
Plate Tectonics Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook
Earth's Waters Unit Bundle
Earth Science/Astronomy Unit Bundle: Earth, Sun, and Moon
Solar System Unit Bundle: Notes, PowerPoint, projects, assessments, & Activities
Astronomy Unit: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Astronomy Mega Bundle
, which includes all three of my astronomy bundles.
Matter and Chemistry Unit Bundle- Physical Interactive Notebook
Force and Motion Unit Bundle
Energy Unit Bundle
Meteorology and Atmosphere Unit Bundle
Earth Science entire year bundle!
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