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Elaborate on Supporting Details by Writing Hypothetical Details

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is an essential skill of writing that many of our learners often forget! With this resource, your young writers will learn how to clarify or explain supporting details in order to connect arguments back to topic sentences and thesis...
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Using Evidence and Supporting Details in Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In expository writing, it is important to back up claims with evidence and details. Help your class to develop their writing with notes on different types of evidence. Once they have the basics down, practice with a sample thesis and...
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Build Masters: Identifying Details

For Teachers K - 3rd
Find key details in books using this note card strategy. Each reader gets six cards with the classic who, what, where, when, why, and how detail prompts. After they read the book, they choose a card and locate a key detail answering the...
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Topic Sentence/Supporting Details: Thinking Aloud

For Students 4th - 6th
Upper elementary language arts classes practice identifying the topic sentence and supporting detail in a text. They read a nonfiction passage about a new communication invention, and write the topic sentence with three supporting...
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Details, Details, Details

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In good writing, the depth is in the details. Budding novelists practice crafting concrete details to spice up their descriptions. As part of a NaNoWriMo series of worksheets that prepares middle schoolers to write their own novel, the...
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Comprehension: Answering Questions then Rereading the Text to Identify Details in Support of the Answers

For Teachers 1st
Even first graders can be exposed to good reading strategies and comprehension skills. The teacher demonstrates how to read informational text, look at the questions, reread the text, locate answer, then locate supporting details to...
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Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 2nd - 4th
Young learners read a two-paragraph selection regarding hummingbirds. They identify the topic sentence and supporting details in the selection, while thinking of a topic they would like to write about. A graphic organizer is filled in...
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Description as Mind Control: Using Details to Help Readers Visualize Your Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The class listens to a descriptive passage from Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet. The passage evokes mental images which pupils are instructed to illustrate. In small groups, they share their pictures. They discuss which words and details...
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Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 3rd - 5th
Topic sentences are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Learners read text about quicksand, identify the topic sentence and supporting details, and fill out a chart. Very good practice!
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Unit 5 Focus on Writing a Research Report - Adding Details with Prepositional Phrases

For Students 4th - 6th
Examine how to use prepositional phrases to add details to a research report. Upper elementary schoolers add a prepositional phrase to each of five sentences, write a closing sentence, and complete a paragraph using prepositional phrases...
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Setting: Sensory Details: Twelve Dancing Princesses

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Encourage your class to use sensory details in their writing with this activity! This worksheet provides a short passage about dancing princesses and asks young writers to identify sensory details, develop a setting for a folktale, and...
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Main Idea and Supporting Detail: Review

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
A one-page article about how horses came to America provides young readers with an opportunity to demonstrate their skill at identifying the main idea and supporting details in a short reading passage. 
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A Beautiful Mind: Main ideas and supporting details

For Students 9th - 12th
This worksheet that accompanies a reading of A Beautiful Mind includes over 20 questions that address theme, fact and opinion, supporting details, characterization, and quote comprehension.
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Setting: Sensory Details: Up to Grandmother's Attic

For Students 3rd - 5th
Activate sensory writing with this activity. First, learners read a passage called "Up to Grandmother's Attic," which is full of sensory details. After identifying the descriptive words in the passage, novice writers think of a setting...
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Lesson: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Attention to Detail

For Teachers K - 5th
After a quick warm up activity, learners get ready to use their keen observation skills to examine an ornate Japanese pencil box. They discuss the artistry, skills, and story of the box, paying close attention to details. They then...
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Add Details about Characters in Narrative Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Stories are much more interesting to read when they involve realistic characters. The sixth lesson of this writing series helps learners add details to enhance the characters in their personal narratives. This revision process involves...
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Topic, Main Idea, Supporting Detail, and Theme

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Get your class members thinking about a reading passage's topic, main idea, supporting details, and theme with this interactive presentation that asks scholars to define, locate, and review each term.
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Main Ideas and Supporting Details in Writing

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
In several practices, individuals read paragraphs, pick out the main idea, and identify the supporting details by writing them on the lines. Learners also practice creating main idea sentences using given topic words. In the last two...
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Using 5 Senses to Describe Details

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Should your young writers use more sensory details in their writing? Encourage class members to incorporate similes and metaphors to their poetic writing with a packet of worksheets focused on figurative language. Class members complete...
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Using Sensory Details

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sensory details show the story instead of telling it. Emerging writers discuss ways to convey sensory details. They practice adding sensory details in a graphic organizer before adding details to their own scripts.
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Main Idea and Details: Heads Up!

For Students 3rd - 4th
Have your class practice identifying main ideas and supporting details using this resource. Learners read an informative text about tsunamis, fill out a chart identifying the main idea and supporting details, and think of a topic and...
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Paragraphs: Main Idea and Supporting Details

For Students 2nd - 3rd
This is a great way to review the concept of main idea and supporting details with younger learners. Learners read two short passages and identify the main idea and supporting details using visual prompts and a graphic organizer.
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Supporting Details

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Investigate the use of supporting details in expository texts. After reading example paragraphs of informational text, middle schoolers identify the supporting details. This activity is a great way to reinforce explanatory writing...
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Main Idea/Supporting Details Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Engage your class in a scavenger hunt to find the main ideas and supporting details in a text. They follow the teacher while s/he models how to determine main idea and find supporting details, and then they work independently. A fun way...

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