Comparing Text to Multimedia: Understanding How the Brain Changes

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Learners explore how the human brain changes over time, comparing an interactive web page about brain development to a text-only version. Additionally, pupils continue reading an article about teen decision making, analyzing the main idea by completing a note-catcher in their neurologists' notebooks. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups create posters detailing human brain maturity at different ages
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson three of 10 from the Grade 7 ELA Module 4a, Unit 1 series
  • Requires a white board or projector
Pros
  • Offers tips and strategies for differentiation 
  • Includes answer keys for teacher reference
Cons
  • None
Common Core