Use this as a fantastic cure-all for specific tested standards, like Thermal Energy Transfer, that students need practice with!
It is a research-based way to reteach a complicated concept –one which can be presented simply, or as a difficult, 5-step process on Assessments. Quickly review with my "Quick Review" with Classroom-Tested NO FAIL METHODs, and then, use one SLIDE everyday as a WarmUP for 8 days. Every SLIDE has specific “happy mark” reinforcement of critical steps in the NO FAIL METHOD– so that they remember to do them every time. Your modeling of the steps and happy mark reminds them to use the NO FAIL METHOD every time and they are “rewarded.” I thought it silly at first,-- but it works!
The questions begin somewhat basically, and build toward level 3 & 4 RIGOROUS--the type found on Standardized Assessments! (with tables/charts or diagrams to analyze) so they build confidence that if they follow the NO FAIL METHODs– they will always get these questions right!
EACH DAY’s slide has a SELF-Reflection, led by a Response Prompt. Studies show that Self-Reflection aids in a students long-term success, recall, and retention of a concept. I started them with Science Response Prompts, so that the kids don't write, "OK." After 8 days, students take a 10-question Quiz to see how they've done.
As always, I promise this is NOT Science Light, or a bunch of cutesy-fluff that requires a ga-zillion copies! It requires 1-2 pages for each student, for 2 weeks, depending on how large you want the slides to be– (I use 6/pg ) It has been tested in my classroom for the last 8 years -- revamped again and again, as the way the questions are presented on Assessments and Benchmarks has gotten more difficult.
AND– for FREE– I’m including my Periodic Table Game – one of many cool activities in my NEW Elements, Compounds, Metals SUPER SET!! It has over 128 pages of Awesome Periodic Table LABs , GraphiQ Explain Frames, Choices BOARD, CARDS, and Fun Activities for 3 weeks!! Check it out at my store, along with lots of other things from my 20 years+ teaching files!
I'm hard at work putting together all my files into products and SETS to help you throughout the year! Please let me know if there is something you need or have a problem with, or if you like the REDO REFLECT Thermal Energy-- in the comments-- and please leave your email if you need help or a response, as I don't have access to that--that way I can send you what you needed ASAP!
I hope I helped you ROCK the Science in your classroom!!
Jana--Science Rocks with Smalley!