B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)
- Use equity sticks to call on students to read the learning targets:
– I can effectively participate in a Science Talk about millipede defense mechanisms.
– I can prepare for the Science Talk by using evidence from animal defense mechanism texts.
– I can ask questions so I am clear about what is being discussed.
– I can ask questions on the topic being discussed.
– I can follow our class norms when I participate in a conversation.
- Invite students to turn to the Science Talk Notes and Goal sheet on page 12 in their Animal Defenses research journals and reread the feedback given by the teacher and the goal they set for themselves after the first Science Talk.
- Use a Think-Pair-Share:
* “What is the purpose of a Science Talk?”
- Listen for responses like: “To discuss big ideas, which helps us to better understand a topic.”:
* “What goals did you set for yourself after the last Science Talk?”
- Listen for responses like: “I want to be sure to use evidence from my research to support what I say.”
* “Based on the teacher feedback and your goal from last Science Talk, what is one thing you are going to try to do in today’s Science Talk?”
- Listen for responses like: “The teacher suggested I should ask clarifying questions when I don’t understand what someone else is saying, so I’m going to be sure to ask a question like, ‘What did you mean when you said not all spiders are poisonous?’”