This lesson is a great way to teach students about the main idea and detail relationship! You will need to use the passage Alexander Graham Bell by Noah Remnick, which can be downloaded for FREE from readworks.org. This lesson is based on the gradual release model, first helping students heavily and then by the end of the week having students work completely on their own. Included is a full, detailed lesson plan with prompts on what to say during each of the four days of instruction. It also includes the student packet that will be used the first three days, and a final assessment "exit ticket" for the last day to examine how well students have absorbed this skill. The passage has been broken up into even sections, so you read a portion of the article each day. The activity packet has an activity for each day, beginning with an outline that includes the main idea and fill-in-the-blank details and ending with a blank outline where students will have to identify both the main idea and three supporting details. This interesting, nonfiction article will be enjoyed by students, and make it easy for you to teach the main idea and detail relationship.