Students are read a book but not told the title. They determine the main idea of the story and possible names for the book. They develop their own story and illustrate them to show their classmates.
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Main Idea Song
Tap your toes and give a snap to a jazz inspired song showcasing a paragraph's main idea. Pupils hear about a paragraph's structure, including its topic sentence, supporting details, and the conclusion, and how they relate to identifying...
1 min K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using a Title to Determine the Main Idea
Use the title of a book to determine the main idea. Readers will view the cover of The Wedding and predict what the story will be about. Graphic organizers help chart important information and build new vocabulary. Other stories are used...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using a Title to Determine Main Idea (Nonfiction)
Young readers explore a nonfiction text for its main idea. They will listen to the book Animal Sight by Kirsten Hall, and then observe as the teacher models a main idea think-aloud. Later, for independent practice, they listen to the...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Best Main Idea
What is the main idea? Interest your young readers with this fun introductory lesson! After selecting several items from a paper bag, the teacher leads learners to determine the big idea for those items. This concept is then applied to...
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson 1:Using Headings to Determine the Main Idea (nonfiction)
Sometimes all you need is a good heading to determine the main idea in a block of text. Young readers learn how to use headings to guild them to determining the main idea. They practice as a class, in pairs, and then on their own. The...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed