Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Main Idea About Horses - Section 3: Partner Work

 

Student seem to struggle with the understanding that the details have to support the main idea.  The proficient work has the two details supporting the main idea.  The below basic work (Below Basic Work) has details that do not correspond to the main idea.  I think reminding students that the details have to support the main idea and asking them if theirs does helps students reflect.  This allows students to evaluate their own work. So, I actually ask the students that did the below basic work if their details supported the main idea.  They said, "No, I guess we better look at it again." Then they did and I helped them by reminding the students to read the title, first sentence, and last sentence.  This can help students locate the main idea.

The Proficient Work is really a model of what I was looking for in the student work.

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Main Idea About Horses

Unit 13: Main Idea from an Informational Text
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT locate the main idea and supporting details in an informational text.

Big Idea: Everyone likes horses, right! Enjoy teaching some engaging content while students practice determining the main idea and supporting details.

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