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Wonder of the Day #1612

How Do We Think?

Grade Standards Subjects Topics
K SA1. Science Science as Inquiry and Process: A student should understand and be able to apply the processes and applications of scientific inquiry. A student who meets the content standard should:
K [3] SC4.1. Science History and Nature of Science (SG1, SG2, SG3, SG4)
K [3] SE3.1. Science Science and Technology (SE1, SE2, SE3)
K [3] SE2.1. Science Science and Technology (SE1, SE2, SE3)
K SC2. Science Concepts of Life Science: A student should understand and be able to apply the concepts, models, theories, facts, evidence, systems, and processes of life science. A student who meets the content standard should:
K SE1. Science Science and Technology: A student should understand the relationships among science, technology, and society. A student who meets the content standard should:
K 2.1.1.e. Science INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
K SF2. Science Cultural, Social, Personal Perspectives and Science: A student should understand the dynamic relationships among scientific, cultural, social, and personal perspectives. A student who meets the content standard should:
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Objective

Students will practice writing opinion pieces by reading wonders on Wonderopolis.org, choosing a question to answer and supporting a point of view with reasons and information from the wonder.

Big Idea

How do writers use details to support their opinions?

Introduce students to Wonderopolis.org. Allow them time to explore the site. Ask students to share the various parts found on the website:

1.) essential question

2.) sub-questions

3.) category topic

4.) tags

5.) highlighted vocabulary words

6.) video

7.) Test your Knowledge

8.) wonder words

9.) Try It Out

10.) Wonder Sources

11l) Wonder Word Challenge

Direct students to Classroom Wonderopolis Blog. Make sure to embed the Wonderopolis Widget to your classroom blog page. Include these directions on your blog for students:

1.) Read the Wonderopolis article.

2.) Watch the video.

3.) Then read the "Have You Ever Wondered?" questions on the top left side of the article.

4.) Answer at least one of the questions in the Comment section below, using evidence from the article to support your writing.

*** Please include the Wonder# and the Title***

Students will comment on at least 3 different classmates blog post. Their comments must include:

1 compliment + 1 connection + 1 question.