Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Lesson 6. Emperor Penguins, All for One, and One for All - Section 4: Explore

 

I have tried many different methods in order to help my students find the main idea when reading. Science articles are challenging especially because of the complexity of the text, however, by just focusing on one sentence that may convey and answer the simple questions of , "What's the problem?" , "Why is it a problem, or why does it occur?" and "What is the solution?" my students use scaffolding to help arrive at the conclusion. I use this with  fiction and non fiction and I have had very good results.

  Close Reading is just using good reading strategies.
  Grappling with Complexity: Close Reading is just using good reading strategies.
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Lesson 6. Emperor Penguins, All for One, and One for All

Unit 17: Teamwork, the Animal Survival Guide
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: Use close reading to make connections between teamwork and emperor penguin survival.

Big Idea: Animals form groups in order to help them survive.

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Subject(s):
Science, essay, rubric, survival, Writing Informative Text
  51 minutes
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