Main Idea

What could you pack for a trip if you don't know the destination? After writing a list of items they would want to bring, fourth graders learn that the "trip" is to the South Pole - revealing the need to understand all available information before moving forward. The lesson goes on to guide them through identifying the main ideas of descriptive and expository paragraphs.

7th English Language Arts 26 Views 81 Downloads
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Skills Practice
1 hr

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