Our Main Idea with Details lesson plan teaches students how to identify main ideas in text along with their supporting details. The lesson reviews both directly stated and implied main ideas, and provides a list of hints to help students find the main idea. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to rearrange supporting sentences into a coherent paragraph and write an appropriate title sentence to go along with it. Students are also asked to label sentences as either “Main Idea” or “Supporting Idea”, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea, and summarize the text.