11-12.LST.2.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

I Can Statements Question Stems
I can determine the central ideas and conclusions of a text.
I can accurately summarize the text.
I can explain how the author organizes and develops ideas in a text.
I can paraphrase a text in simpler terms.

What is the central idea of this text?
What are the components of an objective summary?
How can I summarize this text?
What is the conclusion of the text?
How does the author develop ideas throughout the text?
How are the ideas in the text organized?
How can you paraphrase the information in the text?

Academic Vocabulary

central idea
conclusion
summary
paraphrase

English Learner Considerations

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs. They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.

Additional strategies and the guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for English Learners.

Special Education Considerations

The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.

Guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for students in special education.