Part of the reading comprehension process is to put information together and identify the main idea. My lessons to develop the main idea start with students putting groups of words together to identify a category. Just as they put the words together, later on in the lessons, they will see how to put sentences together to identify the main idea of a paragraph. Students are introduced to the terms of topic, supporting details, and main idea. Examples of these paragraph parts are shown in sample paragraphs and how to put the details together to form a main idea. There are plenty of examples as well as independent work for students to identifying the topic, supporting details, and main idea.
Use this book for classroom lessons, small group instruction or one on one.
Look at the preview pages to a better idea of the lessons.
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For other books by H. Zeitzoff, look for Using Context Clues to Help Kids Tackle Unfamiliar Words ( Scholastic), Synonyms Galore! and Hooray for HHH! Homonyms-Heteronyms-Homophones ( Super Duper Publications)