Before students chorally read their article with their partners, we discussed the foldable they would be completing. On the first flap of the foldable, students recorded the name of the article and illustrated a picture that related to the topic.
Most importantly before reading, students wrote any information that they knew already knew about the topic of the article.
First ReadAfter the first read of their article, students recorded new vocabulary words and then reflected with their groups to determine if the article dealt with Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Behind this fold, they needed to write evidence supporting their claim as to what STEM area was being covered.
After the foldable was half-way finished, we completed a 2nd reading of the article. While reading, students recorded highlights from the article that they felt were important. They also were able to use these notes as a tool for reporting their information back to the class during our class discussion! Finally, on the last flap of the foldable,students illustrated a concept from the article and then wrote questions that they still had on the final writing space. Below are some examples of how the student's writing came out!
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How do you incorporate STEM in your classroom?