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Identifying the main idea and supporting details of a reading passage is a skill that students need to practice over and over again. This print-'n-go resource can help!
This engaging lesson helps students learn to identify the main idea of a reading passage with a mini-lesson, 6 original informational texts, and practice sheets galore that you can use with any passage!
Bonus: This mini-lesson also helps students understand the difference between main idea and theme!
This lesson design allows students to work as a whole class, in groups, with a partner, or alone on any given section.
Please Note: If you purchase this resource, please do not purchase "Finding the Central Idea." I have provided both resources for those who have transitioned to "Central Idea" to align with Common Core language. Purchasing both resources would be redundant.
This Main Idea mini-lesson includes:
-A Lesson Plan Overview
-Worksheets to help teach students how to identify the main idea and how to differentiate the main idea from the theme
-6 original, high-interest texts
-Student Worksheets with graphic organizers
-6 different "Find the Main Idea" worksheets that you can use throughout the school year with any text or passage!
-An enrichment activity
Differentiation is built in with review, scaffolding, graphic organizers, high-interest texts, and a variety of readability levels on texts, making this a perfect mini-lesson for inclusive classrooms.
Note: The enrichment activity prompts students to analyze 3 newspaper, magazine, or internet articles for main idea. The articles are not included. I choose a variety of high-interest articles, mount them on cardstock, and laminate them so students can use them year after year.
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