learned about sharks in a variety of ways. We read books,
watched movies and did a WebQuest, all on sharks. The students
were put into learning pairs to work on one shark of their
choice. Once they had their shark chosen they answered
questions on that shark and created a PowerPoint presentation.
Based on their researched we measured out the length of their
sharks and found that sharks come in all shapes and sizes.
were done with their PowerPoint they were to create an
individual project of their choice to demonstrate what they
learned about sharks. The choice in the final project follows
UDL, because of the choice given to students. The content on
sharks was provided in a variety of ways in the fashion of UDL
and to ensure all learning styles were addressed.
Some of our
students created books, some games, others drew pictures and
still others created quizzes and word searches.
a word search.
a wonderful display board.
a matching game.
Here is an example of the
wonderful learning pairs
We shared these with the other second grade classes and they
really enjoyed them.
**note from Mrs. Silverman
I dove with schools of
scalloped hammerhead sharks and they were not aggressive.
There are different species of
hammerhead sharks. The great hammerhead shark has been
known to be aggressive. Read what
Dr. Hammerhead has to say.
questions for investigation and gather information from a
variety of sources.
language for writing that is different from oral language,
mimicking writing style of books when appropriate.
Measurement: Standard units of measure, inch, feet, yard,
mile, ounces, pounds, cup, pint, quart, gallon, etc.
Patterns: Predictions based on data already collected.
Sciences: Animals, need, characteristics and changes. LS
indicators: 1, 4, 5 6 and 8.
applications informational, reading process and acquisition
Demonstrate operation of basic computer and multimedia
productivity tools to produce creative works.
Participate in group projects and learning activities using
basic browser and navigation skills to find information from