Reflection: Checks for Understanding Point to Main Idea/Point of View in Literature - Section 4: Students Take A Turn


The students struggled in this lesson to identify the main idea. They wanted to retell the details on the pages instead of sharing the main idea of the 2 pages. 

I purposely kept their portion to summarize short (2 pages) to help them really hone in on the 'big idea'. I also read to them so they could internalize the idea of each 'adventure' instead of describing it in depth. 

In the video, one student is struggling with main idea vs retelling. Here's another student explaining main idea in a video that sounds like retelling.

We had to do a few 'adventures' together to practice this and it did take some prompting to help them learn how to do this. We will practice this skill of identifying main idea more.


  Checks for Understanding: Retelling vs Identifying the Main Idea
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Point to Main Idea/Point of View in Literature

Unit 5: Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Lesson 5 of 13

Objective: SWBAT read the main idea and supporting ideas of parts of a story with a voice demonstrating the characters’ point of view

Big Idea: What's the main idea and how do we show point of view?

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English / Language Arts, Reading, main idea, Special Education, Literature, point of view, 2nd Grade, key details, corduroy, story elements, voice, summarizing
  75 minutes
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