In this Project that is dedicated to Living Beings, we have implemented several thinking tools and strategies for learning, among others:
This detail-oriented graphic organiser helps students strengthen writing skills by identifying important story elements (key characters, setting, and chain of events) and write the important events sequentially. We have implemented this graphic organiser to develop two animal’s life sequences:
· The Life cycle of an Animal. Depict a life cycle as a process: the series of changes in the life of an animal. 6º grade
· Food Change. The sequence of who eats whom in a biological community. Beginning with plant-life, and ending with animal life. Primary 4th and 6th grade.
This strategy engages students in exploring the relationships between the parts and the whole of objects, stories, societies, ideas, etc. Students examine how parts contribute to the whole and how each part functions. They learn that objects can be easily taken apart and put back together again, while other objects cannot be taken apart and reassembled without damaging them. Removing one or more parts will usually change how the object functions. Primary4th grade
Open Compare and contrast
This strategy takes students beyond a simple list of similarities and differences.
It requires students to find similarities and differences and then to:
· • Categorise them
· • Assess their significance
· • Look for patterns among them
· • Interpret, evaluate, and draw conclusions
Students select their own factors to consider. As a result, class-wide sharing
results in many factors being considered and discussed.
The completed graphic organiser can be used as a planner for writing. Primary 3er grade