Reflection: Unit Planning Who is August Wilson? Finding the Main Ideas and Supporting Details in an Obituary Using Chunking - Section 5: Engagement: Using THIEVES


After careful consideration, it is clear to me that I should have used the biographical sketch from the August Wilson Center for African Culture for the modeling of THIEVES and then have the students practice using THIEVES as a pre-reading strategy to annotate The New York Times article, August Wilson, Theaters Poet of Black America, is Dead at 60. Had I done that in retrospect, I may have gotten closer to achieving my goal to show students that the headings and subheading may be seen as landmarks that will lead us to identify the central ideas in non-fiction text.

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Who is August Wilson? Finding the Main Ideas and Supporting Details in an Obituary Using Chunking

Unit 1: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify the central ideas in an informational text by using THIEVES graphic organizer. SWBAT write an objective summary by synthesizing the main ideas in the informational text.

Big Idea: Why do we study August Wilson's plays? Let chunking lead you to the central ideas, and they will uncover the answer!

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