Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 45 mins - 1 hour
Topic: Central Ideas an Informational Text
Grade Level: 6, 7
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will read an informational article and determine the central ideas of the text.
Know Before You Start: Students should have a basic understanding of how to determine the central ideas of a text prior to the lesson. An informational article or resource will be needed for the lesson. Find examples of entertaining “Tweets” from Twitter.
- Show several entertaining “Tweets” to demonstrate how they summarize a central idea. Explain that tweets have a character limit.
- Have students:
Read the informational text.
Write three Tweets summarizing the central ideas of the article.
Have students illustrate their Summary Tweets by creating a comic demonstrating the central ideas of the text.
- Have students share their comics in small groups and discuss the central ideas of the informational text.
Provide sentence starters as needed.
Provide informational articles at various reading levels.
Allow students to work with a peer model.
Comic to print or display: Comic.
Example Tweet messages.
Informational Text Article.
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