Use this TOPIC, MAIN IDEA & DETAILS Lesson Slideshow to teach your students the difference between topic and main idea, how to identify the topic of a text, how to identify the main idea, and supporting details of a text. Guide your students through the slideshow, with you modeling the strategies first using a graphic organizer. Then, students practice completing one with you, and finally completing one independently. Once they’ve grasped the concept using the graphic organizer, they can transfer the strategy to an actual paragraph, where you’ll again model the strategies, have them complete one with you, and finally complete one independently. Feel free to use the components of this slideshow however you prefer, based on the needs of your particular students. There is no right or wrong way to do it!
• 49 Slide Lesson Slideshow
• One blank graphic organizer for Topic, Main Idea, & Details
• Two sample texts to use for your lesson, guided or independent practice, or exit tickets.