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Comprehension Strategies: Identifying Main Idea and Supporting Details

Need a quick reading comprehension lesson on how to determine the main idea of a passage? This resource details a short lecture and a guided practice exercise that shows readers how to identify the main idea and supporting ideas in a nonfiction selection. The first model focuses on the Carnegie Hero Fund. Consider extending the lesson by having your learners craft their own passage about someone they consider a hero.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Modeling
Year
2003
Included Materials
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