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Bossy Brocci Math & Big Science workbooks on Amazon.
Printing should be:
with the Flip being along the 'SHORT' edge or side
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Most ELA, Math and Science teachers don't have
more than 100 State Tests on their shoulders
- and they enjoy anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to teach their class.
But I've been whipping the State
while teaching an average of 110 students per year
- and with only about 38 minutes for science class!
It's a matter of public record:
I've crushed the State by 17 to 32 points, and by an average
of 23 points over a 5-year stretch.
And I'm North Carolina's 2016 Top-Scoring Science Teacher.
I've done this in a
High-Poverty, Title 1 school
in the Appalachian Mtns.
No Teaching Assistants,
No Remediation Class,
and No Test-Prep books or programs.
So what are my kids doing???
Bossy Brocci worksheets
Lesson and Student Tasks:
WATER TEMPERATURE, BACTERIA, DISSOLVED OXYGEN and BIOINDICATORS Cause and Effect GRAPHS
1) READ 8 small selections of Informational Text (Quick Facts) about various dependent and independent variables associated with Water Temperature, Bacteria, Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria, Dissolved Oxygen and Bioindicators
2) Convert those verbal statements into mathematical or graphical statements by DRAWING 8 generic Positive or generic Negative relationship Line Graphs on pre-labeled simple axes containing the following 8 pairs of Dependent and Independent variables:
Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria vs. Algal Blooms or Biodegradable Waste
Biochemical Oxygen Demand or BOD vs. Aerobic Decomposer Bacteria
Dissolved Oxygen vs. Biochemical Oxygen Demand or BOD
Dissolved Oxygen vs. Water Temperature
Sensitive Bioindicators vs. Dissolved Oxygen
Dissolved Oxygen vs. Algal Blooms or Biodegradable Waste
Sensitive Bioindicators vs. Algal Blooms or Biodegradable Waste
Sensitive Bioindicators vs. Water Temperature
3) Translate each of their 8 constructed mathematical facts or graphs into 6 verbal statements by WRITING (yes, writing) six SENTENCES below each graph that explain the relationship between the dependent and independent variable – expressed in 6 different ways. That’s writing 6 unique sentences for each relationship in 8 graphs, for a total of writing 48 statements (minus my single example)
[A fellow teacher told me that WRITING something just once is the equivalent of reading it 7 times]
4) Construct a Cause and Effect written Summary of Water Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen’s connection to Sensitive Bioindicators by ANALYZING each of 8 completed graphs, then WRITING “If A causes B . . . and B causes C . . . Then A leads to C . . .” types of statements
5) Practice – with REPETITION – their mathematical (graphical) literacy and verbal or written literacy, by translating what they READ into DRAWING graphs – and then converting the mathematical statements about the relationship between the dependent and independent variable within a graph by WRITING statements about that relationship in multiple ways
6) Practice – with REPETITION – their skills of logic and reasoning
7) Be trained to understand the relationships between the Dependent and Independent variable – and the difference between Direct (or immediate) and Indirect (or ultimate) relationships, causes and connections
8) Be compelled to present their work in a neat & orderly format
9) Be trained to methodically & systematically Explain how & why Temperature and Aerobic Bacteria affects Dissolved Oxygen and Sensitive Bioindicators
Yes - - - you’ve finally found the elusive antidote
to the kid (usually a boy) who flies through everything.
You know the type:
the kid who half-a$$es his way through your quizzes, tests,
and even breathing - just to get ‘em done.
This is the kid who – after he’s just raced through yet another assignment,
and then been punished for that early & care-less finish
with instructions to go read 57 pages in his textbook –
miraculously returns to your desk six minutes later
- - - proclaiming he’s finished that too.
You know who I’m talking about.
Don’t deny it.
He’s the reason you've been longing for a Housecall - - -
from Dr. Kevorkian.
Well . . .
don't pick up that phone (or Ouija board) just yet,
because the apathetic juggernaut “Little Jimmy” just met his match.
Little Jimmy and the rest of your students will have to translate a graphed relationship between two variables, and then write about that relationship by choosing to use: ‘increase’ ‘increases’ ‘raises’ ‘higher’ ‘decrease’ ‘decreases’ ‘drops’ ‘lowers’ ‘lower’ etc. in 6 complete sentences!
If you’re worried Little Jimmy can write these sentences any which way he can just to get it over with - - -
well . . . he CAN’T.
Little Jimmy won’t have it “finished” until he follows the rules
- - - MY rules.
And that’s because I���ve already prescribed a template for how each and every sentence is to be worded and written – right down to the very order & grammar for every sentence.
That means even apathetic Little Jimmy’s wrong answers must be correctly written before he can turn ‘em in.
And until he does that???
- - - Little Jimmy won’t be “done” with squat.
Now THAT’s what I call ‘putting the w-o-r-k back in WORKsheets!’
Printing should be done in LANDSCAPE and Double-Sided, with the flip being along the 'SHORT' edge
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