This Lesson Plan Pack contains two full lesson plans for instruction in locating the main idea of a passage and summarizing effectively. These can be taught over the course of a few days, and will work with any informational texts from online sources or textbooks.
The lessons include task analyses for each concept so the students have step-by-step guidelines to follow. Strategies incorporated into the lessons include choice boards differentiated by product, partner work, using graphic organizers, review of other concepts, and discussion. Each lesson has descriptions of sub-objectives, teacher actions, student actions, checks for understanding, and modifications for diverse learners. The lessons are aligned to the Common Core Standards for Informational Text and can be used individually or as part of a unit.
Companion lesson plan packs to the Main Idea and Summarizing Pack are: Author's Purpose, Text Structure, and the Informational Text Unit Project. Stop by the Litearcy Lounge to check out these and other products!