Source: Nature: "Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean"
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The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for middle school 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 a simile? What is a metaphor? Can you give an example of each?
Focus (ELA) As you watch the video, think of something that could be compared to the land crabs and their journey. What can be compared to the way the crabs seem to travel together in a pack? What can be compared to the landscape, the temperature or the way they seem to “dance” when they reach the water to deposit their eggs?
Follow Up (ELA) Based on your comparisons, generate a specific event that can be compared to the crabs’ migratory journey. Can you compare them to a group of runners competing in a marathon or commuters heading into a big city to get to work?
Frame (SCI) What causes the Cuban crabs to leave their forest home and head to the sea?
Focus (SCI) As you watch the video, listen carefully to determine the difficulties the crabs face on their way to the sea.
Follow Up (SCI) What can the Cuban crabs’ annual migrations teach us about animals’ abilities to adapt to their environment?
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