Finding the Main Idea and Supporting Details
Twelfth graders examine how to identify the main idea and supporting details in a reading passage. They read an article, answer who, what, when, where, and how, discuss the answers, and identify the main idea and supporting details.
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I Can Identify a Nonfiction Writer's Main Idea and Supporting Examples
Use this page to quickly identify the central idea of a text and organize ideas for writing an informational or explanatory text. The worksheet is split into two parts. In the first part, pupils note down the main idea and supporting...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions
Part of writing a solid essay comes from reading solid essays. Demonstrating how readers can identify the thesis, main idea, and supporting details in expository texts is the focus of this text-heavy slide show, the third in a series.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Using Evidence and Supporting Details in Writing
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts