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Recognizing the Main Idea

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Understanding that paragraphs have a main idea expressed in a topic sentence, followed by supporting details in the subsequent sentences is the focus of this presentation. Students practice by reading short paragraphs in 10 slides, and...
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as...
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Reading Closely to Expand Understanding of Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders work to determine the main idea, recall key details, and answer questions using an informational text on the topic of animal adaptations. Using the non-fiction text "Staying Alive: Animal Adaptations" (provided) the teacher...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Bullfrog Life Cycle

For Teachers 3rd Standards
The sixth lesson plan in this Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle unit assesses your third graders' ability to read and understand informational text. The included assessment asks learners to take notes about the main idea and supporting details...
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Building Background Knowledge: Colonial Craftspeople

For Teachers 4th Standards
In the first lesson plan of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great...
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Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues...
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Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of...
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Using Details from the Text

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore non-fiction comprehension strategies with your class. They will visualize daily activities and label a 4 circle Venn diagram with related phrases. They must identify the overlapping sections as "main ideas," then complete a...
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Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners read and identify the main idea and supporting details in informative magazine articles. Working in groups, they discuss and discover the main ideas and supports in these articles. Reading and analyzing this informational text...
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Continued Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions and Vivid Words and Phrases

For Teachers 3rd Standards
In the third activity from this unit based on the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, learners focus on using specific details from the text-to-answer questions about the habitat of bullfrogs. While reading the text, young scholars are...
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Keep on Truckin'

For Students 2nd - 4th
An arts and crafts activity with an educational twist, this visually appealing worksheet has students cutting, pasting, coloring, and ultimately learning! Young Language Arts learners read about trucks, dogs and fishing, sorting...
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Finding the Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd
You can mix almost any subject with an arts curriculum. Find out how to use drama to find the main idea of a literary text. You'll read a story, and then learners will make tableaus showing what happened, or what they think will happen...
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Continued Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions and Vivid Words and Phrases

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As 3rd graders continue reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, they focus on the concepts of predator and prey in the fifth lesson plan of this unit. Scholars further develop their ability to answer questions using evidence from the text...
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Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth activity of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad...
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Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
In instructional activity 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the...
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Reading Expository Nonfiction

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Highlighters and Post-it notes bring purpose and fun to marking important ideas and details in a text. Readers keep summaries of texts they have read in a journal or log, and can use this to retell main ideas and supporting details. This...
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Treasure Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Create an artifact kit to engage your young learners. Then, assign small groups a section of chapter three. They will identify the main idea and three supporting details for their section. Then, they select one artifact from the kit that...
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Planning and Drafting Explanatory Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
"I love it when a plan comes together." Building on the previous activity in this unit, young writers use their graphic organizers to create a draft of their constitution explanatory paragraphs. The teacher models this process for the...
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Examining Models: Criteria for Success for Our Explanatory Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following up their writing of a school constitution, fourth graders prepare to write a paragraph explaining the document to their peers. After looking at two writing samples, the teacher assists learners in developing their own criteria...
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Supporting Details

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Investigate the use of supporting details in expository texts. After reading example paragraphs of informational text, middle schoolers identify the supporting details. This activity is a great way to reinforce explanatory writing...
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Sorting it Out and Daily Update

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this main ideas, supporting details, and cause and effect worksheet, students cut out 9 cards and sort them into 3 sets of supporting details. Students also cut out 3 newscast scripts. Students identify the causes in each script.
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Test Your Speaking & Listening Skills: How To Give a Small Group Or Individual Presentation

For Students 5th - 11th
How do you structure oral presentations? Guide your orators with this plan. Groups of English language learners will practice presenting their opinion in response to the question "Do you think the death penalty is justified for some...
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Printing and Publishing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Explore African literature and artwork in a multicultural literacy and art lesson. Begin with a read aloud of Tiger and the Big Wind: A Tale from Africa, and afterward, have kids retell the main events in the story. They identify and...
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Sun Science

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discuss the ultraviolet rays of the sun and their effects. In this ultraviolet rays lesson plan, students read a passage about the sun, and identify the main idea and details.