As a erosion culminating activity, students are creating and publishing their very own ebooks. Students are working in teams to answer the following questions: What is erosion? What are the types of natural forces that cause erosion? What are the processes of erosion (fast and slow)? How is erosion effecting Hawaii's beaches and local people? and what are possible solutions to solve the erosion problem? One member from each team answers a different question. Each of the 2nd grade teachers took on one focus question and students from various classes assigned to particular questions, went to the respective teacher. In this way, students got to work with new 2nd graders and had a different teacher for the duration of this activity! Teams will come back together with the new information to complete their ebook using Book Creator. Using this jigsaw strategy, students learn that they have to rely on their peers, engage and interact in order to be successful. Students see that in this situation, working together is important and necessary.
Here is a summary of what happened in our classroom:
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