KS3 science revision: Using metacognition to improve exam skills

The slides contain a series of thought processes and frameworks so teachers can model out load their approach for students to use during comprehension and reading of scientific ideas. The lesson could be adapted for other topics. This lesson focuses on an end of Year test including: Acids and alkalis, homeostasis, energy stores and transfers, the particle model and reflection/refraction.

Lesson content
-Students complete a recap quiz.
-Students complete a reading task in which they synthesis the data to title paragraphs and write one question.
-Students get into groups and circulate around the room reading an exam question, completing an answer, and folding it over so the next group cannot see their answer. Once back at their stations they draft a final answer to share to the class based on the class responses.
-Meta cognition slides and exam style practice.

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  • meta-cog-revision.pptx
  • Exam-question-group-work.pptx
  • meta-cof-comprehension-task.pptx

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Created: Jun 14, 2019

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