So I distribute a thorough lesson plan on the Biomimicry of Sea Snakes from a series of articles by Tamarin Wooley-Barker. I talk my way through the lesson while giving the lesson using my props (a slide show with some questions, a video on the sea snake and a lint brush). The students follow along and magically can answer all of the essential questions without looking back at my answers in the lesson plan.
I instructed the students to select one of these articles to turn into a lesson. I informed them that they would each teach three to four other students in one corner of the room and sit in on three or four other lessons. I gave them my lesson plan in electronic form so they could use it as a template. The lesson plan included the graphic organizer and a rubric for assessing the students. Each student had to create a slide show to present their information and could embed a video about their topic to help deliver the information as I did for the sea snake. You will see why I chose to do the sea snake article out of the list once you see the titles. You may want to choose to do the same. In fact here is my lesson template, slide show and links.
~ Wendy Green