Students examine how to skim textual material. They read an article, and identify the main ideas by reading first and last paragraphs, topic sentences, and other organizational clues.
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The Myth and Reality of the Octopus
Get some eight-armed craziness going in class as your learners explore the fact and myth about octopi with non-fiction sources. Pupils are challenged to create questions from their reading using Blooms Taxonomy, identify main ideas and...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Information Resources: Lesson 1
Eighth graders examine, brainstorm, cluster, and skim how to use a variety of information resources to assist them in projects or reports. In addition, places to find those information resources as well as the parts of a book is covered...
8th English Language Arts
Summarizing Complex Ideas: Comparing the Original UDHR and the "Plain Language" Version
The eighth lesson in this series continues the focus on vocabulary and increasing young readers' awareness of academic language. Pairs of learners participate in a short vocabulary review activity called Interactive Words in which they...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Find Answers to Research Questions by Skimming Texts
Fourth-grade writers get the skinny on how to skim texts to find answers in the third of nine videos designed to support research reading and writing. Using a unit on Native Americans as the context, writers complete the second section...
5 mins 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed