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  1. Feb 2019
  2. Jan 2019
    1. explore the many directions that read-alouds can take in your classroom. Read-alouds will provide your students with a myriad of benefits and, to put it simply, a nice change of pace.

      I can see read-alouds being used in different classrooms and subjects besides science to keep my students attention. It would also help to have students learn from varying perspectives and connect different subjects to a lesson.

    2. However, the example of mistletoes as parasites pales when contrasted to an excerpt from the trade book Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts About How Ani-mals Adapt (Settel 1999). Settel evokes considerable excitement, more reminiscent of a screenplay than a textbook:“The Brainwashers: A worm reprogramming an ant’s brain may sound like the stuff of science fic-tion. But that’s what really happens when the small liver fluke gets itself inside an ant. The tiny worm-like fluke is a parasite that spends different parts of its life inside the bodies of three different host ani-mals: a snail, an ant, and a sheep. The fluke must get inside each host by being eaten” (p. 13).

      An example of a good book for a read aloud

    3. reading alone, because the teacher naturally uses tone of voice, gestures, and accurate pronunciation of technical words, all of which help students—particu-larly English language learners—better understand the material.

      This helps students a lot as I can relate to not knowing the proper pronunciation of words.

    4. Because students can often comprehend oral-ly presented texts that are normally above their own reading level, teacher read-alouds also allow middle school students to experience texts that may be oth-er wise inaccessible (Rief 2000).

      Gives students a way to understand text they would otherwise not understand or would not have access to. This gives students better access to these text as well as help them experience it in a more palpable way.

    5. simply apathetic

      I feel this

    6. To address these issues, skilled science teachers plan multiple experiences for their students that extend far beyond the textbook. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, and videos are common ways an industrious science teacher will provide inquir y-based instruction, offering engaging access to the middle school science curriculum.

      Science teachers finding ways to keep their students interested with their studies and what they learn.



    1. This thinking requires students to become familiar with data collection, data analysis, algorithmic thinking, and data representation.

      This gives me an idea of what it means to be a Computational thinker.

    2. The empowered learner standard requires students to take an active part in their education. To fulfill this standard, students need to: Achieve competency in learning goals Demonstrate competency in learning goals

      This tells us, what the empowered learner standard is and what the goals are.