Main Idea

In our Main Idea lesson plan, students learn about main ideas and why they are important in literature and other texts. Students practice identifying main ideas in text and locating the supporting details.

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Our Main Idea lesson plan for grades 5-6 develops reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. A foundational skill required for all in-depth analysis of literature and expository text, identifying the main idea is a critical skill that students will use throughout their academic and professional careers as readers. During this lesson, students are asked to read a given story and complete the main idea and supporting details chart in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify main ideas and cite supporting details to defend their identification of main ideas in expository and literary texts.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1

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subject

Reading, Video

grade-level

5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    TM
    06/07/2021
    Tara M.
    US US

    Main Idea

    I work for a non-profit with a mission of creating a passion for reading in children. This lesson plan is going to be very useful for me to work on the main idea concept with the children. Thank you!

    TD
    11/19/2020
    Teresa D.
    US US

    Main Idea

    The students really enjoyed the story. It definitely pushed them to think at a higher level than some of the other activities that offer multiple choice.

    JH
    03/11/2020
    joy h.
    US US

    Main idea

    I was looking for something different to teach my class. The passages were high interest to keep my class engaged but still reinforce the concept being taught.

    BW
    10/12/2019
    brian w.
    US US

    Great Stuff

    I just want to say thanks for the 'Main Idea" topic that you allowed me to download for free. This information was helpful to my son who was struggling in his english class and helpful to me as a parent in assisting him.