Read the passage and ask yourself, "What is the author doing in this paragraph?" Answer the question, “What is the central idea of the passage?” Then think of an appropriate title for the passage based on the main idea of the passage.
A penny for your thoughts? If it’s a 1943 copper penny, it could be worth as much as fifty thousand dollars. In 1943, most pennies were made out of steel since copper was needed for World War II, so the 1943 copper penny is ultra-rare. Another rarity is the 1955 double die penny. These pennies were mistakenly double stamped, so they have overlapping dates and letters. If it’s uncirculated, it’d easily fetch $25,000 at an auction. Now that’s a pretty penny.
The Central Idea is:
A. The Copper Penny is a pretty penny.
B. In 1943, there was a lack of copper.
C. Some pennies are rare and valuable.
An appropriate title for this passage is __________________
Lesson: Read Ch. 7 of the_lightning_thief.pdf w/ Character Changed Wksht.
Independent Practice: ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING: QCER Strategy