SECOND GRADE: Students will select appropriate facts and communicate information in a simple report including a title, main idea, and supporting details
|School:||Ortega Museum Magnet||Author(s):||Ortega Elementary|
Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
|Content Area:||Reading/Writing||Time Duration:||45-60 minutes|
|Learning Target:||Students will select appropriate facts and communicate information in a simple report including a title, main idea, and supporting details||Materials:||
|Key Vocabulary:||Circulatory system, arteries, veins, heart, cardiac muscle||Technology
|Watch Brainpopjr.com Main Ideas
Review the important roles of the circulatory system and what the heart does (pumps blood to our body). Discuss what we have learned about the circulatory system and the heart. Review main idea: the most important point of a piece of writing; the point the author is trying to get across.
|Read the first chapter What is the Circulatory System? in the Blastoff Reader Body Systems book: The Circulatory System. As a group map out the main idea and supporting details of the chapter. Explain that a main idea gives the writing a purpose and the details support or back up the point.|
|Have students write an explanation, in their learning journals, of what the heart does for the body. Students will select appropriate facts and include a title, main idea, and supporting details.|
|Closing:||Students will share their writing pieces with a partner.
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|Differentiation Opportunities:||Students can re-watch the Brainpopjr.com video and work with a partner.
Students who are already proficient in nonfiction paragraph composition will apply it to a variety of topics about the circulatory system and use the skill to write a five-paragraph essay.