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ESSENTIAL QUESTION

What strategies can I use to find main ideas and supporting details in a any text?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 1
High School - English - Reading - Unit 1
Survivors; NONFICTION (Main Idea and Details)
This unit uses newspaper articles, magazine articles, and life issue feature articles to help students learn to find main idea and supporting details in a variety of texts. Students will study vocabulary, word morphology, vocabulary in context, text features, reading bar graphs, writing expository text, identifying and correcting sentence fragments and using correct end punctuation to enhance the reader understanding. Functional literacy for career exploration and calculating a budget are included to bring in real world exploration.
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Unit 1: Survivors

The student will…


Preview text features to active prior knowledge.

Distinguish between the topic and the main idea of an article.

Find details that support the main idea

Use a graphic organize to organize information  

Learn and practice new vocabulary germane to the subject

State the point of view and support the discussion in writing.

Find main ideas and support them in independent reading.

 

Practice syllabification, word attack skills, prefixes, suffixes, and fluency.

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Student will use appropriate available technologies to enhance communication and achieve a purpose. (Videos, google classroom, Reading Plus, Lexia, ect).


Student will select and read a range of genres and reading materials based on author’s knowledge, themes, genres, foundational skills, connecting topics as a fully literate member of culture.


The student will use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, pre-reading strategies, text features, text structure etc. to make and confirm complex predictions of content , purpose, and organization of a reading sections;


The student will select a variety of age and ability appropriate nonfiction materials (biographies, and topical areas, such as science, music, art, history, sports, current events) to expand the core knowledge necessary to connect topics and function as fully literate member of a shared culture.


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Distinguish between the topic and the main idea of an article.


Find details that support the main idea


Use a graphic organize to organize information


Learn and practice new vocabulary germane to the subject


State the point of view and support the discussion in writing.


Find main ideas and support them in independent reading.


Practice syllabification, word attack skills, prefixes, suffixes, and fluency.

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aspire, circumstance, drastic, urgent, significant, anguish, devoted, intent, intense, effective, prefix, suffix, cirucumstance, expository 

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Reading Plus

Google Classroom 

Lexia Learning

21st Century Skills: The student will..


Use information from the text to answer questions or state the main idea or provide relevant details.

 

Identify and analyze the characteristics of a variety of types of texts (references, reports, technical manuals, articles, editorials, primary sources, historical documents, periodicals, job related materials, practical functional text)

 

Prepare writing using technology in a format appropriate to the purpose.

 

Write a variety of informational/expository forms including a variety of technical documents (How to manuals, procedures, assembly directions.)

 

Explain how text features (charts, maps, illustrations, sub-headings, captions, graphs) to aid the reader’s understanding.

 

Analyze the structure and format (diagrams, graphics, fonts) of functional workplace, consumer, or technical documents.

 

Use the knowledge to create a workplace, consumer, or technical document.

 

Ethically use mass media and digital technology in assignments and presentations, citing sources according to standardized citation styles.

 

Use appropriate available technologies to enhance communication and achieve a purpose.

 

Use digital tools for publications, communication, and productivity.


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Fix up strategies, mark the text, reread, word study 

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