This Depth and Complexity: Big Idea unit
focuses on looking at the details that support big ideas.
This is part of a completed bundle that you can find here: Depth and Complexity Bundle
Generally, the big idea is something that students are aware of, but that they also need to be taught how to identify. We do this by focusing on things such as the main idea, the theme, or summarizing.
Our brain often wants us to cut to the chase and figure out what the topic or big idea is when we are presented with new information. Often when someone is telling a story, we want him or her to just get to the point. This is what a big idea is all about.
The wonderful thing about the big idea icon is that it is supported by all of the little parts that hold up the main idea. We use the little parts of a lesson to support the main point that we are learning about.
The Depth and Complexity icons were created by Sandra Kaplan and Bette Gould. The implementation of these icons allows differentiated learning where students can delve deeper and think more complexly about topics. Through the use of these icons, students can master topics. It is important to note that Depth and Complexity is not just for your higher level thinkers, but for all of your students.
In this unit, you will find the following activities and lessons:
Big Idea Poster
Interactive Notebook Activities
Big Idea Maps
What's the Big Idea? Game
Big Idea Puzzles
Mentor Text Activity
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