Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Summarizing the Facts - Section 1: Advanced Organizer


I found that by having the students recall and review the vocabulary terms main idea and supporting details, they were better prepared for today's lesson.  Also, it was a great assessment for me to see what they remembered.  Main Idea and supporting details are not only used in our research when trying to construct an argument, but they are very similar to claims and evidence.  If the students can bridge that knowledge and see the relationship between the two, they may not struggle as much when looking for claims and evidence.

The students were able to recall the definitions very well, which I expected.  It is the application of the skill that they can struggle with finding success.  They will often list a supporting detail as the main idea. 


  Recall and Review
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Recall and Review
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Summarizing the Facts

Unit 8: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT write summaries about their research.

Big Idea: Students work to identify main idea and supporting details that will later help them write their arguments.

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