Would You Want a Robot for a Friend?
You might after you read the reasons they’re so special!
Students will select details from an infographic to support an idea.
Main Idea and Supporting Details
reading for information, evaluating
This article and lesson support the following standards:
Common Core anchor standards: R.1, R.2, R.7, W.2, W.3
TEKS: 3.12a, 3.16b, 3.20
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- Project the infographic as students follow along in their magazines.
- Prompt students to use the headline, subhead, and central image to identify the topic of the infographic.
- Have students look over the labels and images surrounding the central image. Ask:
- How are they related to the central image? (They provide details about the main idea.)
- Break students into groups to read each section of the infographic and discuss what they find interesting, surprising, or convincing.
- Come back together as a class and ask volunteers to summarize the main idea and supporting details from the infographic.
- Preview the writing prompt in the Think and Write box.
- Download and distribute the guided-writing activity that goes along
- with the infographic.
- Have students respond to the writing prompt.
Have students create their own infographics! Download our Make Your Own Infographic activity.
A nonfiction book
Check out Susan Hayes’ nonfiction book “Really? Robots,” which will teach your students all about the latest robot technology.
Choose your own adventure
Robot fanatics will love “Your Very Own Robot,” a Choose Your Own Adventure book.
An app to make infographics
You’ll want your students to use this free app so they can make their own infographics!
An awesome video
For an example of a robot like the ones we mention in the infographic, check out this video demonstration of Pepper, a social robot.