The Rock Cycle and Minerals Depth and Complexity Bundle

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Make learning about the rock cycle and minerals fun by incorporating science, writing, comprehension, informational text, drawing, oral communication, cooperative learning, and even comedy! In this bundle, students will answer questions in different ways about the rock cycle and minerals using either Depth & Complexity frames or a question and answer format.
Although these lessons use GATE (Gifted and Talented) icons and frames, all activities can be used with students at any level. I've used Depth and Complexity frames with students ranging from gifted to special education, and all students have shown success! Detailed instructions are included for each lesson.

Included in Rock Cycle packet:
+ A note taking organizer in which students jot down important details and vocabulary and then draw, model or write down ways to remember the information. There is also a section for unanswered questions.
+(2) Depth & Complexity frames with questions/prompts. Prompts include both older and newer icons, plus some of the content imperatives.
+(2) Alternate formatting options for the frames
+(2) Depth & Complexity frames embedded with cooperative learning structures
+(2) Depth & Complexity frames with option for filling-in-the-blank to change up the questions/prompts.
+ (4) Question and Answer format
+ (4) Depth and Complexity/Content Imperative prompt task cards for cooperative learning activities
+ Extension Activity Suggestions
+ “If I were a rock” extension activity (write & illustrate)
+ “My Rock Comic” extension activity (both with and without speech bubbles)
+”Rocks Rock” presentation activity
+ Sample answers
+ Suggestions for Use page (ideas on how I teach the lesson)

Included in Minerals packet:
+ A note taking organizer in which students jot down important details and vocabulary and then draw, model or write down ways to remember the information. There is also a section for unanswered questions.
+(2) Depth & Complexity frames with questions/prompts. Prompts include both older and newer icons, plus one of the content imperatives.
+(1) Depth & Complexity frame embedded with cooperative learning structures
+ (2) Question and Answer format pages featuring 4 prompts
+ (2) Sets of Depth and Complexity/Content Imperative prompt task cards for cooperative learning activities (with and without a colorful background, in case you need to save ink)
+ Extension Activity Suggestions and Extension Activities
+ “Properties of Minerals Cartoons” extension activity (write & illustrate)
+ “Pitch This” extension activity (both with and without a decorative frame and lines for writing)
+ Sample answers (3 pages)
+ Suggestions for Use page (ideas on how to implement the lesson as well as the Cooperative Learning Structures, should you choose to go that route)

Rock Cycle Content:

Kids will discuss and find important details about the rock cycle, use the vocabulary a geologist would use, describe patterns of the rock cycle, draw a diagram, explain processes of weathering and erosion, determine what must converge in order for rocks to change, find the origin of igneous rocks, and pretend to analyze a sedimentary rock in order to give proof about an observation.

Extension activities are also given, and two of the activities are included in the packet. In the first activity, students are asked to write to the prompt “If I were a rock…” and in the second activity, students are to create a rock comic strip. Suggestions for use are given at the end of the packet in great detail.

Minerals Content

Kids will discuss and find important details about the minerals, use the vocabulary a geologist/scientist would use, briefly define the properties of minerals, create their own mineral and describe its properties, explain ways people use minerals, choose a mineral and prove and identify it correctly to other scientists based on its properties, discuss tools and tests used on minerals, and compare and contrast two minerals.

Extension activities are also given, and two of the activities are included in the packet. In the first activity, students are asked to write to create cartoons about the properties of minerals and write a sentence about each. In the second activity, students are to design a sales pitch and logo about minerals. They will need to write persuasively about why people need to buy their mineral(s). Take this a step further, and have students present their pitch to the class!

These products can also be purchased separately:
The Rock Cycle Depth and Complexity Frames and Activities
Minerals Depth and Complexity Frames and Activities

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The Rock Cycle and Minerals Depth and Complexity Bundle
The Rock Cycle and Minerals Depth and Complexity Bundle
The Rock Cycle and Minerals Depth and Complexity Bundle
The Rock Cycle and Minerals Depth and Complexity Bundle
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