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Middle School: Grade 7 Microlending


Skim & Scan

To skim, read:

  • title
  • headings
  • lead and ending
  • first sentence of each paragraph
  • images and captions

To find the main idea:

  • Find the most important word or phrase.
  • What is the text saying about that word or phrase?

To scan:

  • Know what information you need.
  • Make a list of related keywords.
  • Look or CTRL+F for those keywords. Headings help!
  • Read the sections where those words are found


Image result for keyword search

1. Examine the Lesson Instructions page and the Business Owner's Profile page to determine what you recommend to improve your business owner’s efficiency, sustainability, and productivity.

2. Make a list of keywords.

3. Use these words to search Google for capital or educational opportunities.




The ability to produce or do something without wasting materials, time, or energy


The rate at which goods and services produced (how fast/ many)


The ability to continue at a particular level for a long period of time. The idea that goods and services should be produced in ways that do not use resources that cannot be replaced


Ethos means to convince an audience of the author's credibility or character. Do we trust you?


Pathos, or the emotional appeal, means to persuade an audience by appealing to their emotions. Do we relate to you?


Logos, or the appeal to logic, means to convince an audience by use of logic or reason. Do we believe you? Did you use efficiency, productivity, and sustainability correctly using background evidence?

Research Steps

Screencastify - Research



R - Your Role 


You will represent your business owner and you are requesting a loan for them.


A - Your audience

Middle School Students 


F - Your Format


Adobe Spark Video - (text and words, voiceover, pictures, and color)

3-4 minute video


T- Your Topic


You will learn about the business, brainstorm the capital and educational opportunities needed, find out what will make this business more productive, efficient, and sustainable, and convince the MS students through the use of ethos, pathos, and logos on why the business deserves the investment.




Google Web Search

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Colegio NUEVA GRANADA | | Cra 2E No. 70-20 | Phone: (571)212 3511
Bogotá - Colombia