Reflection: Continuous Assessment Practice Summarizing With More Short Stories - Section 3: Teacher's Turn


I realized, as I began looking at the main idea, that the students were struggling with this information. We have been talking about this topic, but not specifically these ideas. In this video, I could see that the information was too new.


I think the students were struggling because the information was novel, as was the strategy. I need to rethink this lesson and use ideas that the students are comfortable with when I introduce a new strategy.

  Continuous Assessment: Use known information when trying a new strategy
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Practice Summarizing With More Short Stories

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

Objective: SWBAT recount short stories and determine the main idea and supporting details to summarize.

Big Idea: Practice those main idea questions and summarize the main idea.

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Literature, Reading, main idea, key details, summarizing, Thanksgiving, pilgrims
  60 minutes
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