Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Michelle Kwan: Topic, Main Idea & Supporting details continued - Section 2: Guided Practice


Scholars are going to need LOTS of support here!  This is a very tough skill.  Scholars are actually finding the main idea of each paragraph, then synthesizing to find the main idea of the page, and then synthesizing again to find the main idea of the section. 

Make sure that you are prepared as you circulate.  Ask questions like:

What does this paragraph tell you?  What does the next paragraph tell you?  How are those ideas related?  Let's test that theory.

My kids needed TONS of support with this and it is something we will continue to practice in small groups. 

  Need lots of support!
  Grappling with Complexity: Need lots of support!
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Michelle Kwan: Topic, Main Idea & Supporting details continued

Unit 2: Give it All You've Got! - Part I
Lesson 7 of 16

Objective: SWBAT cite multimedia sources to build background knowledge and synthesize ideas to form a main idea of a section

Big Idea: Main idea 2.0: Tougher than you think!

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