Reflection: Rigor Mae Jemison: Summarize using topic, main ideas & supporting details - Section 3: Guided Practice


At this point students are very familiar with Mae Jemison: Space Scientist.  I changed the text to Exploring Space, a short passage about space exploration.  I wanted to increase the rigor of this activity and see if scholars could really summarize the text in a cold reading rather than regurgitate all that we discussed the last few days.  If scholars hadn't spent the last week reading Mae Jemison:Space Scientist, then I would have probably used it for the summarizing lesson.  

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Mae Jemison: Summarize using topic, main ideas & supporting details

Unit 2: Give it All You've Got! - Part I
Lesson 15 of 16

Objective: SWBAT summarize a complex text by using topic, main ideas and the most important supporting details

Big Idea: Summarizing does not equal retelling!

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English / Language Arts, character actions, summarizing, summary
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