Science & Technical Subjects

Middle School Math

View a lesson plan used by a seventh-grade teacher to integrate vocabulary games into math instruction. Also included are a PowerPoint for teaching math-related vocabulary words and a handout listing vocabulary words and homework assignments for the week. Watch Building Vocabulary in Middle School Math Class to see how vocabulary games are used in a lesson on consumer math.

 

FEATURING: Maureen Ferry, Math Teacher, KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy (CA)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Building Vocabulary in Middle School Math Class

In this video, math teacher Maureen Ferry talks about how she uses vocabulary games and journals to help students develop an understanding of new words. View the related sample material, Middle School Math: Vocabulary Building Lesson and Related Materials.

 

FEATURING: Maureen Ferry, Math Teacher, KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy (CA)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Reflective Science Reading Logs and Evaluation Rubric

Science teacher Heather Howlett uses reading logs to support student questioning and text discussion. The evaluation rubric is used to assist students with self-evaluation of their progress and understanding. Student work examples are included to show how these resources were used during an astronomy lesson.

 

FEATURING: Heather Howlett, Eighth-Grade Teacher, Three Fires Middle School (MI)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Using Metacognitive Logs in Science

In this astronomy lesson, a teacher uses a two-column metacognitive reading log to help students organize their questions and observations. Listen to how she evaluates student learning through log entries, pair-share worksheets, and self-reflections. View the related sample material, Reflective Science Reading Logs and Evaluation Rubric.

 

FEATURING: Heather Howlett, Eighth-Grade Teacher, Three Fires Middle School (MI)

SOURCE: Doing What Works