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lesson 6
1 hour

Reading Scientific Text: Reading Closely about Animal Defense Mechanisms


This is the second lesson where students read sections from Animal Behavior: Animal Defenses. In this lesson, they will continue working in the same groups to identify details that support the main idea. Students will then regroup into Jigsaw triads, with one representative from each expert group in each Jigsaw triad. In triads, they will share the main idea of their section while their partners listen, paraphrase, and take notes on their Determining the Main Idea note-catchers.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 2B, Unit 1, Lesson 6. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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