If you’re looking for a tides worksheet or lesson plans about eclipses, tides, and moon phases; then you’ve come to the right place! First I’ll introduce you to some fabulous, time tested resources that I’ve already prepared to make lesson planning, tutoring, or homework time a whole lot easier.
Next, I’ll give you some ideas on ways to use the TIDES AND ECLIPSES PRACTICE WORKSHEET and teaching resources to increase engagement in your classroom and to make learning fun for you and your students.
MY FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR Teaching TIDES, ECLIPSES, and MOON PHASES
Let’s get our students reading, writing, and integrating vocabulary every day! This guided reading worksheet covers both solar and lunar eclipses, as well and spring and neap tides. Provided as both pdf as well as digital versions that are perfect for using in Google Classroom, or whatever online platform your use. Students will read about these phenomenon, caused by the movement of the moon, and then answer comprehension questions. Fear not teachers, there is an answer key for you as well!
This product is a great resource to help your students connect the dots between large physics concepts and the movement of planets and moons. The topics covered in this reading include, gravity, inertia, force, and velocity. Students will read about how these physics concepts relate the movements on moons, satellites, and comets.
Do your students struggle with the phases of the moon? Use this guided reading resource to guide student learning and understanding of how the moon moves and changes. In this resource, students will get detailed descriptions of each moon phase, information on solar and lunar eclipses, as well as why we see the moon the way we do. Using this resource will not only improve your students moon knowledge, but it will also promote vocabulary retention, reading skills, and prompt rich discussion from your students.
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How to Use TIdes worksheet with Answer Key
Emergency Sub Plans
If you’re feeling a little sick and need a day to rest, the Tides and Eclipses Worksheet would be an excellent way to allow students to work on their own (either digitally or on paper) without a lot of speaking required on your part. To make things even better, you’ll be supporting literacy in the classroom too!
Independent Work Station
Stations are a great way to make a long class feel shorter or a large class feel smaller. With this intention, split your class into groups based on the number of stations you have. One of your stations can be a setting that allows you to work closely with some students, and other groups should have work that can be completely independently. This will give you the opportunity to give the students who need support your full attention. Don’t forget that you can do stations online too!
Close Reading Strategies
Close reading is an essential skill that must be taught in all classrooms. Time and time again, students are showing that they are not prepared to read college level texts. Spoon feeding them isn’t going to solve this issue. We absolutely must increase the rigor in our classrooms when it comes to literacy, and teaching reading strategies is the path that will take our students where they need to be.
Differentiation can feel like a huge burden for teachers. How are we supposed to create several different variations of the same lesson or activity? In reality, we probably can’t. What we can do, though, is provide independent work packets for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction. We can make choice boards in which students will most likely differentiate for themselves, we can provide extension activities for early finishers, and we can provide extra practice for students who aren’t showing mastery.
I know as teachers we hear a lot about the benefits and drawbacks of homework. Whether or not you’re in support of homework, I’d just like to point out that it’s there as an option. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Interactive notebooks are unmatched in their ability to keep students organized and work in one place. I’m a huge fan of shrinking my worksheets down to fit in an interactive notebook. Sometimes I print 2 in one, cut them in half and just glue the sheets directly into pages of a notebook. Other times I transform multi-page PDFs into mini books (use these simple instructions if you’d like to try it) and insert the entire thing into a notebook.
Whether summative or formative, consider using these resources as an option for assessment
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