Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding What is Important to Know? - Section 2: Instruction


My essential question for the day was "How do we know what is important?"  I wanted the students to be able to identify how we use nonfiction text and the role it plays in our lives.  I decided to introduce this concept by using an article and asking the students to share what details stuck out to them. 

I think this would have been a lot more successful if I had chosen a different article.  This article was too short and didn't contain a lot of details.  Most students remembered the same details, so it didn't really drive my point home.  I struggled trying to make my point and in the end just ended up telling the students that we all remember different things because different things are important to us. 

In the future, I would use an article that has a lot more detail, but still engaging. 

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What is Important to Know?

Unit 5: Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to distinguish between important and less important information in different contexts.

Big Idea: Students work together to decide what is important to know!

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