Simplified didactic methods: from the scientific method to vertebrate animals
Trim size in cm: 21x29,7cm
Publication date: 01/09/2020
Suitable for: Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11)
The volume presents simplified didactic units from the science programme for the first year of lower secondary school, from the scientific method to vertebrate animals.
Designed for all pupils to integrate the materials of the textbooks in adoption, but also for the recovery and support of pupils with learning difficulties, the volume is based on the concepts of:
For each topic the volume presents: concise and simplified texts, anticipatory and summative maps, key concepts, tests, glossaries, ideas for research activities, laboratories.
The volume aims to provide subject teachers and specialized teachers with support activities and a working tool for integration into classroom teaching activities, as it constitutes a simplified guide for pupils with academic difficulties of varying degrees.
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Presentation (Sofia Cramerotti)
MODULE 1: Chemistry and physics
The activities contained in this new series, carefully and smartly graded according to difficulty levels are based on a grounded approach, which starts from the classroom experience. They provide tools and strategies that are really useful to lower secondary school teachers because they merge the teacher's practical knowledge, with the expert knowledge of those who do research in the educational-didactic field and the experiential-relational knowledge of the pupils.
The series Easy Science for Lower Secondary school is a useful tool for the whole class, and it is ideal for students with learning difficulties. In each chapter, multiple facilitation tools are offered (simplified and summarized texts, introductory and summery maps, key concepts, texts, glossaries, ideas for research and workshop activities), referred to different levels of competences, in order to provide each pupil, even those with special educational needs or disabilities, many opportunities to learn in a meaningful way while finding a point of contact with the activity carried out by the class.
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In each chapter, multiple facilitation tools are offered (simplified and summarized texts, introductory and summery maps, key concepts, texts, glossaries, ideas for research and workshop activities), referred to different levels of competences, in order to provide each pupil, even those with special educational needs or disabilities, many opportunities to learn in a meaningful way while finding a point of contact with the activity carried out by the class:
Illustrated key concepts The fundamental concepts to understand
Main Idea A brief contents summary, with a few introductory questions
Introductory Maps Facilitate the logical connections between the most important information in the chapter
Simplified and Essential Text The complete information is given as a starting point (simplified text), and then summarized in a few lines with accessible language (essential text)
Glossary After being highlighted in bold in the texts, the fundamental terms are explained in a simpler and clearer language
Information Maps They present the key concepts of each chapter and the relationships between them, providing a concise and easy to read visual picture
10 things to know The ten most important pieces of information are ordered in sequence, with blank spaces for the student to complete the missing information
Basic and advanced level tests Placed at the end of each chapter, they are divided into two levels so that the degree of difficulty is adequate for all students
MY RESEARCH - Each chapter ends with the proposal to further investigate, individually or in a group, a topic chosen by the pupils among those suggested, and then present it to the rest of the class.
QUIZ - At the end of each module, a multiple choice quiz is presented with 8 questions regarding the main topics of the chapters.
WORKSHOPS – at the end of the volume, for each of the three modules, there is a whole class experiment and five different experiments to be carried out.
Carlo Scataglini is a specialised teacher and trainer in remediation and support. With Erickson he has published a number of books and CD-ROMs for remediation and support, amongst which the series Easy reading and the books Easy History, Easy geography, Easy Science and Easy Information Technology. He is also the author of various children’s stories.