Yesterday I posted about Graffiti boards as a strategy to teach academic vocabulary. Today in class we completed our graffiti boards on Simple Machines. I wanted to show you pictures of our finished products. The boards on the left are the "prior knowledge" and the ones on the right are what they learned. Some I took close ups of so you could read it.
You can see from these pictures that on some of the words, the students had NO CLUE what the term was! After a hands-on investigation and class discussion, they were able to record many new discoveries.
You can see how their understanding when from an "air"plane to an inclined plane!
Here you can see in the bottom right corner several illustrations, words like "see saw" and it goes up and down. Still a few question marks as well- we will keep working on it! :) That is one thing about these as well- your kids can be really honest if they don't understand.
And last- have you entered the Angry Birds Thematic Unit giveaway yet?! It ends tomorrow!