Student Choice Boards

student choice

It’s so important that we give our students options; it helps with engagement, accountability, and a sense of owning the lesson. All students do not learn the same, so when we create choice boards, you can also create the choices to cater to multiple learners. This is an example of differentiating instruction. I encourage you to view the ‘Lunar Cycle Station Tic Tac Toe’ choice board that I created a couple of years ago.                      

8th Grade Science:

Lunar Cycle Station Tic-Tac-Toe


Objective: Be able to demonstrate, explain, and predict the sequence of the lunar cycle.

Choose three square activities to rotate and complete. Your squares must be either three in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal).

Using your notes, illustrate the 8 phases of the moon as it completes a lunar cycle, use your favorite cartoon to represent the Earth in the center. Watch a you-tube video of your choice about the Lunar Cycle and write a one paragraph summary detailing the video. Define the following terms: waxing, waning, gibbous, crescent, quarter.
Explain the time it takes to complete a lunar cycle, and the number of days it takes to get to each phase. Choose a graphic organizer of your choice and create notes about the lunar cycle and moon phases. Construct a 3-D model of the lunar cycle using play-dough.
Create a foldable that illustrates and provides short descriptions of each phase of the moon. Create a vocabulary foursquare for the terms: waxing, waning, gibbous, quarter, and crescent. In your own words, explain the process of the lunar cycle in 5-7 sentences.


Published by Andrea Pickens and Associates, LLC

Greetings: My name is Andrea S. Pickens; I have several years of experience in education and youth development all of which include teaching and leading youth in under-resourced and economically disadvantaged communities. I believe that it is critical to the academic and over success of our youth to have proper academic and social-emotional support. This support is often found in schools and after-school programs that intervene by providing tutoring/enrichment services and are equipped with effective teachers and leaders. My belief is that each child can learn, but not all children learn the same; diversity and equity is crucial to youth development. It is my mission as an educator, entrepreneur, and servant-leader to equip and empower others in youth development and education to reach our youth beyond the secondary classroom. Yours in Education, Andrea S. Pickens, M.Ed

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