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Main Idea: What's the BIG Idea?

Main Idea: What's the BIG Idea?
Main Idea: What's the BIG Idea?
Main Idea: What's the BIG Idea?
Main Idea: What's the BIG Idea?
Main Idea: What's the BIG Idea?
Main Idea: What's the BIG Idea?
Product Description
This main idea lesson uses scaffolding with graphic organizers to help students better understand the main idea and supporting details. These activities are different from most traditional main idea resources. Instead of asking students to come up with the main idea and supporting details of a passage, they are already given to the students. This makes it much easier to understand the difference between the main idea and supporting details in the early stages of learning this skill.

In this lesson, students are required to sort and place the main idea and supporting details on graphic organizers. This gives students practice in distinguishing between the main idea and supporting details while eliminating any frustration students feel when trying to come up with the main idea on their own.

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Included in download:
•What's the Big Idea Practice #1 - 3 main idea topic sentences are given with 12 supporting details for students to sort and match.
•What's the Big Idea Practice #2 - 6 main idea topic sentences are given with 18 supporting details for students to sort and match
•What's the Big Idea Practice #3 - 3 main idea topic sentences are given with 15 supporting details; however, 3 details DO NOT support the main idea. Students have to sort and eliminate the details that don't belong.
•All directions and answer keys are included.

This is a great introductory lesson for teaching main idea skills. The sorting activities give students lots of practice in distinguishing between the main idea and the supporting details. It is the perfect lesson to use in the early stages of learning this skill.

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 days
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