Main Idea and Summarizing

This Main Idea and Summarizing unit also includes:

The ability to identify the main idea of a text and summarize a text will help your learners get far when reading. This resource covers both main idea and summarizing in detail with six short lessons about main idea and five quick lessons on summarizing as well as a culminating project for each topic. Also included are graphic organizers and other related materials to assist your learners as they master these skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use these alongside your study of another grade-level text; students can practice with these lessons, and put their skills to work with the other text
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource suggests that you teach the short lessons in the order they are presented in the packet, but you could also pick and choose the best lessons or reproducibles for your class if desired
  • Covers various learning styles to build a full understanding of the concepts
Pros

  • The project ideas at the end of each section provide engaging options for bringing all the new knowledge together; you can choose the focus text, or have learners choose their favorite book, for each of the projects
  • Comes with cute graphic organizers and worksheets
Cons

  • None