Uses the unit’s essential question to springboard a discussion in small groups or whole class.
ELA Supporting Question
A type of concept talk that focuses on the supporting questions from the unit.
"A big idea may be though of as a linchpin. The linchpin is the device that keeps the wheel in place on an axle. Thus, a linchpin is one that is essential for understanding. Without grasping the idea and using it to 'hold together' related content knowledge, we are left with bits and pieces of inert facts that cannot take us anywhere."
Grant Wiggins, Ed. D.
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