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Use colored cards throughout a lesson to monitor and communicate understanding

Questions to Consider

  • According to the teacher, what is the connection between the colored cards and students' emotions?
  • How do the colored cards help the teacher assess his students' understanding?
  • How does the teacher respond to feedback that the colored cards provide?

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  • Worksheet: Investigative Design.PDF

  • Young Scientists’ Think Time and Student Work.PDF

  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

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Teaching Practice Show Your Cards!

Grade 8 / Science / Assessment

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