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852 resources with the concept main ideas

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What's Important?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners, through teacher modeling and guided practice, explore four steps/rules of summarizing. In groups, they read a short passage and then, by applying the summarization rules and skills, write an effective summary of it.
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Sum It All Up

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe and demonstrate the process of summarizing text. They discuss the importance of summarizing, then listen to the teacher read a chapter from the book "Sarah Plain and Tall." Students observe the teacher write a summary...
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Summing It Up Can Be Fun!!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe and demonstrate the process of summarizing text. As a class, they silently read an article about panda bears from "Ranger Rick" magazine and answer comprehension questions. They answer the five "W" questions, and write...
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Language Arts: A "Perfect" Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners read "Be A Perfect Person in Just three days," and participate in a host of activities. Connected to technology, they use online sources to create word searches and puzzles from vocabulary words. In addition, students create...
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Character Sketch

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students view a PowerPoint presentation about Character sketches, and write a four paragraph character sketch. Emphasis is placed on topic sentences having one main idea per paragraph and elaborating. They study and discuss ways to write...
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Identifying Main Idea and Detail in an Expository Text

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the main idea and details in two sections of the text, issued the day before, regarding the sun and planets. They acquaint themselves with an Anticipation Guide. Students place their data on an outline format...
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The Orphan Trail

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are provided an interactive way to gather, infer, and organize information in order to gain meaning from the text read. They identify and interpret elements of fiction/non-fiction and support by referencing the text. The...
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Election of 1800

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study the main points of the Election of 1800. They investigate the mudslinging, the electoral college issues, the twelfth amendment and the first peaceful transfer of power between parties.
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What Did You Say?

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify main ideas in reading selections. They read newspaper letters to the editor, identify the main ideas, list the supporting details, and present each side of the issue to the class.
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Evaluating Material By Using Quotations

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine how to evaluate reading material by using direct quotations. They read a Newsweek magazine article, answer questions, underline the passage that supports their written response, and write a letter to a senator...
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Finding the Main Idea and Supporting Details

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine how to identify the main idea and supporting details in a reading passage. They read an article, answer who, what, when, where, and how, discuss the answers, and identify the main idea and supporting details.
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How the Pig Got a Curl in His Tail

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the story "How the Pig Got a Curl in His Tail" and different animals that live on a farm.