Wilson Students Collaborate to Teach Each Other How Plants Grow
Mrs. Nancy Van Treeck's second grade students at Wilson Elementary School were engaged during reading and science lessons on how plants grow, using the nonfiction book "From Seed to Plant" by Gail Gibbons. Students were divided into groups with each group reading a section of the book. Students then collaborated to teach the rest of the class their section. In their groups students produced a "jigsaw poster" by writing sentences about the important ideas, drawing pictures and diagrams with labels, then fitting them together on their poster. Each group finished by presenting the information about their portion of the book to the rest of the class.
Second graders in Mrs. Nancy VanTreeck's class hold some of their "jigsaw posters" and the book, "From Seed to Plant" by Gail Gibbons, following the completion of their small group presentations to the class.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 8, 2014