Building Blocks Of Comprehension: What Is The Big Idea?
Middle schoolers engage in a lesson that is about finding the main idea of a passage of reading. They use a passage while focusing upon the words and defining vocabulary. The students work on fluency and then identify the main idea.
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Song of the Trees Handouts
Climb into a class reading of Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this language arts resource. Complete with key vocabulary, reading comprehension questions, study guide, project ideas, and extra credit opportunities, the...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 1
Make a study of the First Amendment and its relationship to freedom. Pupils rewrite the amendment and discuss the central idea before focusing on a specific phrase. After discussing, class members write a journal entry about the included...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Meet the Nonfiction Main Idea Challenge
Help your class develop the ability to determine a main idea with a packet of materials that you can introduce and use over a period of time. The packet includes some information for the teacher and rationale for the exercises. There are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Check out this interactive presentation to give your main idea and supporting details instruction a boost. Included in the presentation are a detailed definition of both terms, tips on how to find them, multiple examples to be read and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success
Augment your eighth grade language arts curriculum with a thorough set of reading comprehension activities and assessments. Focusing on a variety of skills, including vocabulary in context, text structure, main idea, and author's style,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who is Dr. Seuss?
Get to know the history of Dr. Seuss while using comprehension strategies in this short reading passage worksheet. After reading an engaging and informative article about Dr. Seuss, test readers' comprehension with questions that cover...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Outsiders Study Guide
Provide this packet for your pupils as they pour over The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The study guide includes graphic organziers and comprehension as well as higher-level questions. Class members briefly summarize each chapter, compare...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable