Reflection: Modeling Breaking Down Beringia: Main Idea Foldable - Section 3: Tracking the Terrain: Recording the Main Idea and Supporting Details

 

Having students show their work and then having other students perhaps use their ideas has long been a strategy I use- kind of like building blocks.  If the student who uses the idea furthers their understanding by the use then I consider this practice to be modeling.  Do I ever want the student to flat out copy another's word for word- no- but I do want them to see exemplars and be able to adapt that exemplar to meet their own need.

For me, this is not copying, it is providing scaffolding from a peer.  I could provide all the scaffolding, but it's not authentic.  Having various students share and allowing others to use their work as a springboard works like building blocks so the next time we do an activity, the student who "copied" will have the appropriate schema to complete the activity and hopefully become the one who shares.  

  Reflection: Is It Copying or It It Modeling??
  Modeling: Reflection: Is It Copying or It It Modeling??
Loading resource...
 

Breaking Down Beringia: Main Idea Foldable

Unit 7: Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones: The Mystery of North America's First People
Lesson 3 of 3

Objective: SWBAT to identify the main idea and supporting details in a technical text.

Big Idea: Identifying main idea and supporting details will lead to the ability to summarize which is an important skill to master.

  Print Lesson
5 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
English / Language Arts, Social Studies, main idea, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), supporting details, Bering Land Bridge, Interactive Student Notebook, foldable
  50 minutes
mammoth
 
1
2
3
Similar Lessons
 
Rocks, Minerals and Soil Fact Finding
4th Grade Science » Earth Changes
Big Idea: In this lesson, students deepen their knowledge of rocks, minerals, and soil by creating pyramid mobiles and finding facts in a variety of books.
  Favorites(6)
  Resources(8)
Helena, MT
Environment: Suburban
Melissa Romano
 
Using Text Features to Summarize Text
4th Grade ELA » This Land is Our Land
Big Idea: Students will use an online speaking avatar program to summarize informational text after exploring text features.
  Favorites(14)
  Resources(14)
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
Monica Brown
 
Close Read: My Brother Martin - Key Ideas and Details
4th Grade ELA » Close Read - My Brother Martin
Big Idea: This is day 1 of a close read unit on the book "My Brother Martin" by Christine King Farris. This first day, we will focus on the key ideas and details of the story. We will really get to know the story.
  Favorites(7)
  Resources(18)
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
Rebecca  Strebel
 
 
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close