Reflection: Lesson Planning Digging Up the Main Idea - Section 2: Assessment

 

Typically, I spend more time guiding students through the summary writing process before giving the assessment for this lesson but I was not able to that this year. We needed to get through the article so that students would have the necessary background information to participate in a  previously scheduled field study experience for social studies class. Yet even without that, the ultimate goal of this lesson was met because building knowledge of text structure enabled the students to more easily find the big ideas.

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Digging Up the Main Idea

Unit 3: Nonfiction Part I
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT use an annotated text to fill in a graphic organizer with main ideas and summarize a nonfiction article about the work of archaeologists.

Big Idea: Uncover how archaeologists use evidence to reach conclusions.

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