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 the main idea. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Hook learners with a song; begin instruction playing a music video
  • Take musical brain breaks when scholars are in need of a instructional pause 
Classroom Considerations

  • Further instruction about the main idea is required, particularly main idea location 
  • An ad appears around 10 seconds into the video 
Pros

  • Paragraph elements are highlighted when the song sings their definition 
Cons

  • The example paragraph gets the pojnt across, but it is not the strongest of writing samples
  • Graphics appear old when compared to more recent videos