"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"

This "The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption" unit also includes:

Want your class to digest text more thoroughly? Middle schoolers learn about the digestive system in the lesson and reinforce informational text reading skills through a variety of strategies. They engage in a close reading approach, clues through text structure, combination notes, journaling, and flow charts.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have small groups rotate through stations to focus on each reading strategy
  • Visual learners can draw the digestive system parts they are learning about in a side column of their notes
  • Prompt individuals to highlight vocabulary and other important elements of the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Create space on a classroom surface for butcher paper or other large sheets on which learners can draw flow charts

  • Many mix-and-match strategies
  • Teaches skills for other content as well
  • Suggests independent work as homework between lessons

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