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Outside Is In: What's the Idea?


        

    Outside Is In: What's the Idea?

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    Encourage students to be on the lookout for environmental articles in magazines or newspapers. When they bring them in, select one and duplicate as many as needed. Distribute copies to students. Instruct the students to read the selection very carefully. On a clean sheet of paper have them write the following:    

    • The main idea
    • The problem
    • A solution
    • Their personal opinion
    • A summary (approximately eight sentences)

    On the back have them compose and write three quality questions with answers regarding the selection; one true-false, one multiple choice, and one fill-in-the-blank.

    Collect papers and compose a comprehension quiz, or perhaps create a game about those learned facts.