Need help teaching your students how to determine the central idea of a text. LOOK HERE!!!
The unit uses "The King's Speech" from King George VI at the beginning of WWII and George Bush's "Address to the Nation 9/11/10."
- Graphic organizer to help students figure out how to determine the central idea using key words from the text (all explained in the teacher notes)
- A paper outline to show students how to formulate their findings into a coherent paper
- An example paper using the "I Have a Dream Speech" by Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela's "Glory and Hope". It has an introduction and one body paragraph. I don't use the actual war speeches because students plagiarize really bad.
- The final sheet is the rubric for the paper. (The rubric is NOT the TN Ready rubric, but feel free to use that instead).
This is a great way to help your students learn the central idea of a text without it being overwhelming. Let me know what questions you may have before you buy!
If you would like just the graphic organizers, click below:
Central Idea Graphic Organizer
If you would like the same lesson applied to Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" and "I've Been to the Mountaintop" click below:
Central Idea MLKJ Speeches
If you would like this lesson applied to Women's Rights Speeches:
Central Idea Women's Rights Speeches
If you would like this lesson applied to ONE speech instead of two, click below:
Central Idea for ANY one text
To see all my other Central Idea activities, click here
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