First Step: place students in groups of four and have them listen to a question posed by the teacher. (Give an example of producers found in the ocean ?)
Second Step: Individual students are given time to think and write their responses.
Third Step: pairs of students read and discuss their responses
Fourth Step: A few students are called on by the teacher to share their thoughts and ideas with the whole class.
Formative Assessment: Have students create their own food web on large pieces of paper.
Summative Assessment: Students will be given a multiple choice and short answer exam on food chains and food webs.