Distinguishing Big Ideas from Small Ideas
This resource will help your students distinguish big ideas from small ideas
A. Preparatory Activities
Direct pupil’s attention to the title of the story. Ask pupils if they have already seen a dragonfly. Describe the dragonfly they have seen
2. Unlocking of Difficulties
Have you ever gone to a beach? What particular beach have you gone to? Did you enjoy staying on the beach?
Show in flashcards the words- unusual, large and swamp. Use these words in sentences and ask some pupils to give what they know about the words.
Unusual - unfamiliar, uncommon, unique
Large - big, huge, wide
Swamp - mashland, wetland