Support Main Idea with Textual Evidence

Support Main Idea with Textual Evidence

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Identify and Evaluate an Author’s Ideas

Identify and Evaluate an Author’s Ideas

Identify and Evaluate an Author’s Ideas Sep 22, 2015 | [Reading] Many students are under the impression when reading informational text that all the ideas and information presented must be true. Wrong! A lot of informational texts are based on an author’s ideas,...
Scaffold Mini-Lesson Concepts to Teach Main Idea

Scaffold Mini-Lesson Concepts to Teach Main Idea

Students often struggle determining the main idea of a text. They need direct and explicit instruction on the skill. But before you start teaching main idea, you may need to backfill and clarify that students know some other skills first. Topic v. Topic Sentence...
Teach Main Idea with Titles

Teach Main Idea with Titles

With the rigorous expectations outlined in the CCSS, primary students have to do more than just orally retell a text. We have to push them to summarize the most important parts of the text and eventually determine the main idea. Although advanced, these skills are...
Distinguishing Main Idea from Theme

Distinguishing Main Idea from Theme

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