Central Idea Development - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Central Idea Development - Playlist and Teaching Notes
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Common Core Standards
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Students explore standard RI.8.2 with this playlist. They will determine the central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of a text, determining when it first appears and when it is reinforced by details in the text. Students will explain which supporting ideas in the text support the central idea. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

This product includes:
• 3 links to instructional videos or texts
• 2 links to practice quizzes or activities
• 1 assessment that includes three multiple choice questions, one fill-in-the-blank question, and one chronological ordering question
• Definitions of key terms, such as central idea
• "Your Money and You" by Wisewire
• "America’s Women Veterans" by the Department of Veterans Affairs
• "Insect Musicians" by Wisewire
• An excerpt from "2014 address to the United Nations in New York City at the Climate Change Summit" by President Barack Obama
• An excerpt from "Great Society" by President Lyndon B. Johnson
• An accompanying Teaching Notes file

The Teaching Notes file includes:
• Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities
• An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels

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Finding the Central Idea - Playlist and Teaching Notes
Determining Central Ideas - Playlist and Teaching Notes


Please note, passages in this product appear in these other products:
"Your Money and You" by Wisewire appears in:
Technical Meanings - Playlist and Teaching Notes
"America’s Women Veterans" by the Department of Veterans Affairs appears in:
Making Connections Within a Text - Playlist and Teaching Notes
RI.8.3 - Quiz and Answer Guide


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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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