Instructional Strategies for the Earth Science Classroom

Instructional Strategies for the Earth Science Classroom

Are you tired of using the same classroom strategies, year-after-year?  Explore the Google Slide linked here to see a variety of instructional practices that reflect several common practices used in many Earth Science classrooms as teachers strive to incorporate data literacy.  

Table of ContentsInstructional Strategies Slide Deck

This list includes, but is not limited to, the following practices:

  • Prior Knowledge Activation
    • Connection Circles
    • KWHLAQ Charts
    • Think, Pair, Share
    • Think, Puzzle, Explore
  • Data Analysis
    • Data Literacy Cubes
    • GIST
    • Headlines
    • Make-A-Decision or Recommend
    • Nested Data Sets
    • Pooling Data to See the Big Picture
  • Data Interpretation
    • Claim, Evidence, Reasoning, Rebuttal
    • Claim, Support, Question
    • Connect, Extend, Challenge
    • Data Puzzles
    • Fishbowl
    • Hypothesis Array
    • Identify / Interpret
    • I Used to Think.. / Now I Think...
    • Notice/See, Think, Wonder
    • Predict, Observe, Explain
    • RACE (Restate, Answer, Cite, Explain)
    • Zoom In
  • Differentiated Instruction
    • Data Literacy Cubes
  • Reading Strategies
    • RACE (Restate, Answer, Cite, Explain)
    • Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, Text-to-World
  • Vocabulary Acquisition
    • Word Wall
  • Collaborative Learning
    • Fishbowl
    • Gallery Walks
    • Jigsaw Method
    • Think, Pair, Share

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Science and Engineering Practices

  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  • Engaging in Argument from Evidence

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