Big Ideas: Worms and Mollusks  
Essential Questions: What defines a worm? What defines a mollusk?
Vocabulary: flatworms, roundworms, annelids, mollusks
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
February Worms and Mollusks: Formative:  Formal Indiana State Core Standards Are Not Available  Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
* Flatworms (Form and Function: Feeding, Respiration, Circulation, Excretion, Response, Reproduction; Types) Observe a flatworm’s anatomy, behavior, and asexual reproductive ability Student Partipiation and Dialog  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
* Roundworms (Form and Function: Feeding, Respiration, Circulation, Excretion, Response, Reproduction; Types) Dissect a worm to expose tissues and organs for study Study Guide Assignments  The Proceeding Are Related State Core Standards Associated with Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
* Annelids (Form and Function: Feeding, Respiration, Circulation, Excretion, Response, Reproduction; Types) Dissect a mollusk to expose tissues and organs for study Lab Practicles and/or Projects General Biology That Can Be Applied To This Discipline/Curriculum: Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
* Mollusks (Form and Function: Feeding, Respiration, Circulation, Excretion, Response, Reproduction; Types) Chapter Quizzes Visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/standards/science-computer-science Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
* Ecology of Worms and Mollusks (Aerating / Mixing of Soil; Food Provision) Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Core Standards:    
Visit (www.rm118.com) for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum   Summative:
Chapter Exam B.5.6, B.6.3, B.6.4, B.8.1, B.8.2, B.8.5
Process Standards:
[x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions
[x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
[x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations 
[x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
[x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
[x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence 
[x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes: 
Read and comprehend science and technical texts  
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety 
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts  
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using  
knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and  
message
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by 
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
claims
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting, 
revising, editing, and collaborating with others