Main Idea – Nonfiction


With our Main Idea – Nonfiction lesson plan, students learn strategies for identifying and reiterating the main idea and supporting details of nonfiction texts. Students practice reading nonfiction texts using the methods described in the lesson and writing down the main idea.

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Our Main Idea – Nonfiction lesson plan teaches students strategies for identifying and expressing the main idea of a nonfiction text. During this lesson, students are asked to use the steps given during the lesson to determine the main idea and supporting details of a given nonfiction text. Students also practice filling out graphic organizers with this information and use it to summarize the text.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2

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4th Grade



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