Weekly Literacy Blitz!

Spotlight on Strategies!

KeyIdeas & Details

An Important reading strategy is choosing key ideas and supporting details in written passages, audio, or video media. This week you will choose one of the media options below or go to google.discoveryeducation.com to choose media directly related to the standards you are working on to show to your class. You will then use the SOS (Spotlight on Strategies) "3 Truths...1 Lie" to help students determine and practice choosing the main idea and details of the given media. Each SOS activity will take a minimum of 15 minutes to complete. Additional SOS activities can be found on DE (Discovery Education).
"3 Truths...1 Lie" Activity Teacher -How to Video

Video segment is 1 minute and 54 seconds.

Grimm's Fairy Tale - The Frog Prince (Grades 3-5)

This audio is 6 minutes and 57 seconds in length, you may want to pause video throughout to check for understanding.

Julius Caesar's Path To Power_Documentary (Grades 6-8)

This video is intended for middle school students and may require a second read (allow them to view more than once) to choose the correct response (the video length is 2 minutes and 57 seconds long).

Do: Share document for students to complete after viewing or listening to media