Main Idea and Details Lesson and Activities | Digital

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. This is ALL of my MAIN IDEA & SUPPORTING DETAILS resources, including a prerecorded introductory slideshow/video lesson, whole group and small group practice and activities PLUS an extension project!
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This Main Idea and Supporting Details lesson and recorded video lesson with extension activities is perfect for distance learning or in class as a flipped classroom lesson.

You can use this lesson several ways:

  1. The Google Slides lesson is 100% editable and includes direct strategy/skill instruction, multiple examples that build on understanding as the lesson progresses, and many opportunities to pause and think if used as a teacher-led interactive lesson in class or in a digital meeting.
  2. Recorded video lesson (included) - can be used as a flipped classroom style lesson for independent learning in class or out or can be used as a teacher-led lesson with pause time to stop and think/discuss, great for in class or digital meetings.

Extension activities can be completed several ways -

  • in the lesson itself (included at the end of the slides)
  • Two Jamboards - activity shared by the whole class as a collaborative check for understanding and opportunity to continue learning and discussion
  • Google Slides activity - an independent extension for students who are ready for more, requires students to search for texts online to find details that support the given main idea
  • Complete all of the extension activities progressively, or choose one to assign
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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