1. Mark up the Text
Have students reread the text-only page with a partner, underlining main ideas and circling key words. Challenge them to use the word cards to summarize what they discovered.
2. Create an Observation Guide
Use the chart to explore the characteristics and behaviors of robins at each of these stages: nestling, fledgling, and adult. Examine robin photos and read other resources to collect additional facts. When the chart is complete, adhere it to the inside cover of a field notebook as an observation guide.
3. Assess Understanding
Ask questions to encourage reflective thinking:
- Why is it important to understand the needs and behaviors of fledglings before and after they leave the nest?
- How could we help other people learn more about nestlings, fledglings, and adult robins?