Series: Success at the Core: Support Structures

Preparing for Mineral Identification
Lesson Objective: Prepare for a rigorous mineral identification lab
Grade 8 / Science / Scaffolding

Thought starters

  1. What role does formative assessment play in Mr. Olive's classroom?
  2. How does the teacher prepare his students for mineral identification?
  3. As students work in small groups, what strategies does the teacher use to help them succeed?
6 Comments
This teacher showed us the importance of scaffolding a lesson to kids. This is so important in instruction when delivering new information. I liked the teacher's use of building respect and letting the students know they were in a safe environment, so they were free to make mistakes and take risks. He made the lesson fun and exciting.
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I am currently using this scaffolding and getting the kids accustomed to the terminology, and just practicing before the lab itself. Is there any way to get a template of the data chart? If not, I'll just create one. This was great guidance for me. Thank you!
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Very helpful for the students and the teacher. he has a lot of patience.
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Excellent lesson that can be easily adapted to different grade levels and content. Scaffolding instruction and leading each of your students to use and learn the academic language they need becomes a strong path toward success as learners.
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This is a terrific reminder of what scaffolding looks like. The commentary was short and sweet, but very important. I was unable to access the supporting materials, but would love to if the links are repaired. Thanks for sharing this.
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School Details

Wilson Middle School
902 South 44th Avenue
Yakima WA 98908
Population: 818

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Teachers

Keith Olive

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Grades 6-12, All Subjects, Civic Engagement

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Grades 6-12, All Subjects, Civic Engagement

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All Grades / All Subjects / Collaboration