Main Idea (Grades 3-4)

In our Main Idea lesson plan for grades 3-4, students learn how to determine the main idea of a text and how to identify supporting details. Students are asked to differentiate between main ideas and supporting details.

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Our Main Idea lesson plan for grades 3-4 develops students’ ability to identify main ideas and the details which support it. During this lesson, students are given ample opportunities to practice locating the main idea sentence within a passage. Students are asked to compose their own paragraph with accompanying images or drawings, developing and utilizing their creativity. Students are also asked to decide if given sentences contain a main idea or supporting detail in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.

The students will be able to determine the main idea of a text, and explain how details support the main idea.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.D, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.4

 

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subject

Reading, Video

grade-level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade

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    CM
    12/13/2020
    Carol M.
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    Main Idea

    As usual, Clarendon does not disappoint with both quality and ease of using the materials. Thank you for an invaluable service.

    RC
    12/08/2020
    Rachelle C.
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    Easy to follow

    My grade four student found ease with the passages. As an ELA Teacher, it was super easy to follow instructions. The wording was grade appropriate along with images.

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    07/14/2020
    maya r.
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    Main idea

    Great and I really liked the material kit helped a lot when teaching the concept

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    03/07/2020
    CONNIE S.
    US US

    Main idea grades 3-4

    Great activity. Found answer key confusing.

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    10/03/2019
    kim m.
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    Main idea 1-2 and 3-4

    Excellent sources of information. Love the units and will use this site again soon.