The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for elementary students using this video in an English language arts or science lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What is the purpose of a chart or table? How do they help organize information?
Focus (ELA) What categories would you create for a chart or table about the garden spiders?
Follow Up (ELA) Research spiders and gather as much information as you can. Think about how you’d like to organize the information in a chart. For example, what would you like people who read your chart to know about spiders? Where do they live? What do they eat? How do they take care of their babies? Then devise your own chart or table about spiders.
Frame (SCI) What do you know about spiders? How many can you name? What are common characteristics they all share? Are they helpful or harmful in a garden?
Focus (SCI) While watching the video segment, identify as many varieties of spiders as you can.
Follow Up(SCI) Are spiders helpful or harmful in a garden? With a partner, brainstorm some ideas and look up some facts and information to see if your ideas are correct. Then write three to four sentences supporting whether you think spiders are helpful or harmful.
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