A 60 minute lesson designed to deepen understanding of animal adaptations through inquiry-based research.
Ask the students if they have any final questions about presenting aspect of the inquiry task.
Before allowing the students to begin writing their information reports, remind them that:
They must plan their report first using the planning document provided.
They must attach a bibliography to their report.
They must add visual text to their report e.g. maps, diagrams.
Monitor and support the students as they plan and write their information report.
Check on how the students are progressing with their reports. The speed at which the students will finish the presenting phase of the task will vary. If necessary, provide the students with an additional lesson to present their information.
Once the students have finished writing and presenting their information report, collect their work. Alternatively, students may present their information reports to the class. Teachers may wish to use this task to assess the students’ understanding of the unit objectives.
Encourage more capable students to present as much relevant, detailed information as they can from a variety of reliable sources.
If students are finding the information report challenging, encourage them to write simple sentences about their animal and environment using the information they collected.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities