Student-Led Learning: Studying Volcanoes

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About this Lesson

In this lesson, second grade students revisit a grade-level, informational text about volcanoes. Students review text-based vocabulary, return to the anchor text with a partner to reread and gather evidence about text-based questions, and close the lesson by sharing across partnerships. The anchor text used in this lesson is “Volcanoes” by Sandra Markle and is included in the Literature Anthology of the Wonders curriculum used by this teacher. For more specific information about adapting the Wonders program, please visit the Wonders Materials Adaptation Project.

This video shows a real-life classroom, with all the real-life challenges and successes found in daily interactions between students and teachers. It has been selected because it includes illustrations of the Core Actions and Indicators embedded in the day-to-day work happening in schools, and so it offers opportunities to practice using and norming expectations around the Instructional Practice Guide. 

Instructional Practice Toolkit

We recommend watching this lesson in the context of using the Instructional Practice Toolkit, a professional learning module designed to support understanding of planning and instruction aligned to college- and career-ready  (CCR) standards.  Included on this page with the lesson video is the Instructional Practice Guide, which is included in the Instructional Practice Toolkit.

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