Finding Variations in Living Organisms

Grade 2 / Science / ELL
CCSS: ELA.SL.2.1a ELA.SL.2.1b

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards K-€“5

2

2nd Grade

1a

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b. Build on others'€™ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards K-5

2

2nd Grade

1b

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

b. Build on others'€™ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

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Objective

Make a claim about variation

Length

2 min

Questions to Consider

  • How did Ms. Dearlove prepare her ELL students for this lesson?
  • Why does Ms. Dearlove use talking chips during the group activity?
  • How does Ms. Dearlove scaffold the instruction throughout the lesson?

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Common Core Standards
ELA.SL.2.1a, ELA.SL.2.1b

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Finding Variations in Living Organisms

Grade 2 / Science / Ell

Finding Variations in Living Organisms