This week, we focused on the functions of the liver and the pancreas. I was able to teach about the organs by reading the book, GUTS: Our Digestive System, by Seymour Simon (love his books!). While I was reading, students were completing a chart about the organs. The chart helped guide the discussion during the reading.
The next day, we took another look at certain pages in the book, and the students helped me to list facts about the liver and the pancreas on the easel. Afterwards, I gave groups a blank piece of 11x17 inch paper and asked students to create a poster that depicts the functions of the two organs.
Here is what they came up with: