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This lesson is aimed at finding the main idea and details in an informational text. The text is at grade C reading level. The learner should be able to identify, sort, state and write the central idea and it’s supporting details in a given text. The terms central idea, theme, thesis, mainly about, will be used as synonymous with the main idea of a text. The students will create a brochure/flyer, conduct research and build fluency during the course of this lesson.
Career and Technical Education, Education, English Language Arts
Upper Primary
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Victoria Sabija on Apr 30, 02:30pm

This resource is a very valuable tool for teachers and other stakeholders to use when trying to teach ABE students, or even third and fourth grade students, about identifying the main idea and details of an informational text. It provides clear learning objectives and easy-to-follow instructional strategies. It also provides follow-up activities and suggestions for assessing the skills.

Sandhya Lakhanpal @Victoria Sabija on Jan 20, 05:13pm

Thank you for the encouraging feedback Victoria.


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