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Learning Progression in Determining Importance in nonfiction texts.

The goals is for students to identify the main idea of a given topic.

Novice: Knowledge Defining CONCEPT(S): Main Idea Summary Importance Connections Non fiction Text features: Bold words Caption Title Glossary Index (Table of contents) Heading

Practitioner: Comprehension Defining CONCEPT(S): Main Idea Summary Importance Connections Non fiction Text features: Bold words Caption Title Glossary Index (Table of contents) Heading

Independent/Expert: Application Defining CONCEPT(S): Main Idea Summary Importance Connections Non fiction Text features: Bold words Caption Title Glossary Index (Table of contents) Heading

2. Essential DETAILS: At this stage, students should know the basic definitions of the defining concepts. Students are aware of their own thoughts.

Essential DETAILS: At this stage, students should comprehend how the defining concepts relate to determining importance. Students are aware of others viewpoints and thoughts. They should be able to predict learning, ask questions, and anticipate what the text is going to be about, determine new learning, connect information, and identify the important information.

Essential DETAILS: At this stage, students should apply the defining concepts taught into real word applications within nonfiction texts. Students are beginning to look for ways to revise their thinking. They should be able to predict learning, ask questions, and anticipate what the text is going to be about, determine new learning, connect information, identify the important information, summarize information, and share new learning. Students should be able to apply their thinking in nonfiction texts. Gradually and over time, Students will determine importance by sharing their view points of multiple nonfiction texts. Students will begin to view others viewpoints to change their thinking.

They should be able to predict learning, ask questions, and anticipate what the text is going to be about.

Students should be able to understand a concrete experience. Students will determine importance by identifying whats the most important item to take to the gym using a gym bag to demonstrate.

Students should be able to comprehend a sensory experience. Students will determine importance by identifying whats the main idea in a song.

So what? What is important to understand about this? Using this learning progression will help my students be able to enhance their understanding more clearly about determining importance. By understanding how my students think throughout the learning progression, I can scaffold and shift their thinking from novice to expert. I think it is important to understand that all students learn in different ways, and by having a clear learning progression set, that will enable me to understand how my students think. In turn, it will help guide my instruction if there are any misconceptions along the way.