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Weather Inquiry Unit – Grade 2
In the Weather Inquiry Unit, Ms. Haynes combines science, social studies, and English/Language Arts through research into staying safe in severe weather. Each group builds expertise through reading and evaluating multiple resources, then writes and acts out its own video on appropriate safety precautions. Collaboration is at the heart of this unit. Children learn from each other, compromise, and provide constructive criticism to create entertaining and effective culminating projects that synthesize their research.
The unit proceeds as follows:
|Before the Unit||From the beginning of the year, the students learned strategies to comprehend informational text, including using text features, asking and answering their own questions, and making meaningful responses to new learning.||Introduction to Inquiry, Preparation – Ms. Haynes discusses how she prepared the students for inquiry, and Artifacts from lessons earlier in the school year.|
||Sample Lesson 1: “Find Wow Facts from Multiple Resources”|
||Lesson Artifacts: Previous Lessons (Anchor charts and student work from Immerse and Investigate lessons)|