Monday, January 25, 2016
Evidence vs. Details: What's the difference when teaching Main Idea?
In science this week, we are wrapping up our unit on the solar system. One of my goals this year has been to do a better job of integrating science and social studies with reading. After reading a small section from our science book, it was time to bring in a few reading strategies.
We discussed how each and every sentence in our textbook is a detail, however not ALL of the details are also EVIDENCE for our inference. Then, they began to read each sentence, deciding if it was evidence to my inference or if was simply a detail about the topic.