What are we learning and why are we learning this? Content, procedures, or skills.
Tier II: High frequency words used across content areas. Key to understanding directions & relationships, and for making inferences.
Tier III: Low frequency, domain specific terms.
Building on what we already know
Make connections to prior knowledge. This is where we build from.
Large amounts of land now occupies by cities, towns, highways and farms.
Land clearing for single crops badly reduces biodiversity
human causes extinction of species
How a loss of biodiversity can reach a tipping point, and destroy an ecosystem
How monocultures threaten food production and natural biodiversity
GMOs are not inherently dangerous, but people use them to create monocultures
Safer methods of pest control