Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Key Details and a Theme - Make a connection - Section 4: Students Take A Turn


Make sure to give the groups time to preview the text before they start reading.  When they are looking for key details, it helps them to have an idea of the story length, characters, and plot that they’ll get from previewing.  Also you are activating background knowledge.  I heard my students making comments and predicting as they previewed.  Take a look at this example of how students previewing the chapter.

  Student Led Inquiry: Previewing The Text Is Critical Before Starting Their Work
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Key Details and a Theme - Make a connection

Unit 4: Connecting with Key Details and Theme
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT assemble the key details of a story and examine story structure in collaborative conversations to report ideas, the theme of a chapter, and connect the theme to the world.

Big Idea: Retell the key details, determine a theme, and connect to the real world by reporting to the class.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, theme (Reading Comp), Special Education, Literature, Fictional Literature, Connecting, key details, story elements, fables, point of view, 2nd Grade, plot
  55 minutes
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