Main Idea and Supporting Details

Eighth graders identify the main idea and supporting details in paragraphs. In this language arts lesson, 8th graders review organizational patterns in paragraphs and determine which pattern is best for a given situation. Individually, students write a short paragraph describing who they will invite to a party and share their story with the class. They summarize the main idea and supporting details of their paragraph.

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