Reflection: Lesson Planning Skill Practice with Robots Day One - Section 3: Whole Group Work


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Skill Practice with Robots Day One

Unit 8: Skill and Strategy Practice with Non-fiction Texts
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT determine the main idea and three supporting details for two non-fiction passages on robots and then decide how the articles are similar and how they are different.

Big Idea: In CCSS assessments, students must be able to read a passage and answer layered questions that represent multiple skills. These lessons help prepare students to look at an article through more than one lens.

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