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1 The Central Idea of Informative Text

2 Video Clip

3 Key Details What happened in the video clip? People Places Actions of others Record your key ideas on the graphic organizer.

4 Central Idea Look at your key details What lesson or big idea can you take away from this event? (The BIG picture; not specific details ) Fill in the central idea on your graphic organizer.

5 Earthquake Hits Turkey Read article Think about key ideas of the article.

6 Determining the Central Idea Informative texts have elements that can help you find the central idea. – Titles – Headings/subheadings – A persons actions and words – Connotations of words (how the word makes you feel)

7 Collaborative Pairs Get a partner and decide who will be #1 and who will be #2 #1 tell #2 one possible central idea and explain why you think it is correct #2 tell #1 one possible central idea and explain why you think it is correct Be prepared to share out

8 As A Group Lets choose 2 of the central ideas that we brainstormed that we find are central to the article.

9 The Nitty Gritty ~ Lets Take a Look Central Idea #1- How does the author convey that idea to us? Is it clearly communicated with supporting details? If not, it is not truly a message we should take away. Look at the text features and the text and see if you can fill in the graphic organizer.

10 Graphic Organizer

11 Supporting Details This is information from the text that supports the central idea. Lets take a look……

12 Grouping 4 Groups: Group 1- first section Group 2- second section Group 3- third section Group 4- two pictures Review your section~ dont forget to look at the text features. Fill in supporting details. Can you?

13 Time to Analyze We have supporting details right? But how are they organized in the text? – Were they spread throughout the sections? – How about the pictures? Were they all in one section? Discuss with your partner. Be ready to share out.

14 Lets Analyze the Second Central Idea Switch gears…..think about the second central idea. Review the text and record the details to support this central idea. How are the supporting details organized in the text? – Were they spread throughout the sections? – How about the pictures? Were they all in one section? Discuss with your partner. Be ready to share out.

15 Summarizing And thats how it all ties together Our goal: summarize the article, including 2 central ideas and their supporting details. So far, we have only been looking at 1 central idea at a time. – HOW DO WE COMBINE THEM?

16 Summarizing is NOT Retelling Retelling= listing all the ideas exactly how they are organized in the article Summarizing= grouping similar ideas together to make it easier for people to understand the information.

17 Summaries Are: objective- they do not contain your opinion similar ideas which are grouped together statements that do not contain specific details

18 Lets Practice #1 summarize to #2 what you did this weekend? #2 summarize to #1 your favorite teacher

19 Lets Summarize Take a look at your graphic organizers/ charts. We are going to summarize the information found there. I have to keep in mind that summaries are objective, so that means that it cant contain my opinion. What do you think of my summary? Turn to your partner and discuss. Did I pass?

20 Your Turn Read the article Dogs unleash childrens joy of reading with Paws with Patience. Write a letter to an absent student summarizing what you the article they missed today.


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