Building Ideas and Making Connections: "Monkey See, Monkey Do"

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Reading a scientific article about cross-species synchronization may sound like a yawner. But "Monkey See, Monkey Do" is a fascinating tale that just happens to be about yawning, within and across species. After a close reading, class members craft an explanatory essay about how the author structures his article.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To test the theory of synchronization, have young scientists conduct yawning and laughing experiments out of class, keep notes in their journals, and share the results
  • To save paper and copying costs, share the article on Google Classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Set aside some extra prep time to become familiar with the many tabs and links in the resource
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  • Includes samples of student essays

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