Friday, November 9, 2018

Jill Graham
CPI Biology and KTL

In our inclusion CPI Biology class, we utilized multiple Keys to Literacy strategies to introduce the structure and function of cell organelles, an important yet vocab-dense unit of any Biology course.

First, students took 2 column notes on the the function of each organelle. Please notes, that the color of the rows are important!

Here are some samples of the students’ work:

As you can see in the above examples, students were encouraged to use strategies (such as color and highlighting) to make the notes work for them!

After finishing the two column notes, the students were asked to “turn & talk” with their lab partners at their tables in order to figure out why the organelles were grouped by color:

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