9-10 Digestive System

9-10 Digestive System

Standards & Objectives

Learning objectives: 

The goal of this activity is to develop a student’s understanding of anatomical and physiological differences in the digestive process of domestic animals. At the end of this lesson, students should have the ability to classify animals according to their digestive system and explain the digestion process and stages for each digestive system. Students will complete these tasks by developing an informative narrative. Discussions in class, reading, researching, and writing exercises are coordinated in class to help students construct technical meaning.

Lesson Variations

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Differentiation suggestions: 

Scaffolding and support for students with special needs, English language learners, and struggling readers: Consider pre-teaching synonyms of difficult vocabulary words. Lower-level readers and ELL students can still be challenged without being overloaded with difficulty. This strategy can also be used to differentiate for stronger readers by introducing new, and more challenging, vocabulary. Struggling readers would also benefit from visual aids to illustrate many of the ideas presented. Pictures, diagrams, and charts alongside the text will go far to aid students as they dissect the articles.