What are some methods to generate ideas for a writing assignment?
Brainstorming, free writing, using journalistic questions (who, what, where, when, why, and how), contrasting and comparing two or three topics, flow charting, and cluster mapping.
What are the different types of rocks?
There are three main types of rocks or classes. Here are the following: 1. Sedimentary - These are formed from particles such as pebbles, sand, and fragments. When all these particles come together they are called sediment. Over time the this accumulates layers and hardens over time. Generally, you can see the sediments and particles in these and they usually are the type of rock that contains fossils. 2. Igneous - These are formed when magma cools and hardens. This can be done above or under the earth's surface. They are typically identified by composition and texture using the rock identification chart. An example rock would be granite. 3. Metamorphic - These rocks are formed under the surface of the earth during metamorphosis where intense pressure and heat. These rocks typically have a layered or branded appearance. An example of this rock is marble.
What are six approaches to co-teaching and what are some examples of where they are beneficial?
1. One teach and one observe - Best used when used for observation in teaching methods, lessons, and the students understanding of the lesson. 2. One teach and one assist - This is when one teacher's primary focus is teaching the lesson and the second teacher floats assisting the students who need the extra help without hindering the lesson being implemented. This is ideal if the lesson can be complex and students may need additional assistance understanding the lesson or completing the tasks. 3. Parallel teaching - This is when two teachers are teaching the same lesson, but the students are split amongst the two. This would be beneficial for a lesson that needs hands on and one on one attention for full success. 4. Station teaching - This co-teaching approach is when two teachers teach lessons that are cohesive to one another. A common addition to this method is a third station where the student implement what they have learned. 5. Alternative teaching - This method typically applies when there is a small group that needs specialized attention where one teacher can pull these students aside and teach individually as the other teacher implements the lesson to the rest of the students. For example, one teach would implement the reading lesson to the class and the second teacher would take the student below the collective reading level to implement a specific lesson that is specialized to their needs. 6. Team teaching - This method is when two teachers are teaching the same lesson at the same time. This form of co-teaching is commonly the most complex and varies depending on teaching styles.