Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details lesson plan.
Students will be able to summarize key details of nonfiction texts.
Students will be able to identify the main idea and details in a nonfiction text with transition words using sentence frames and a graphic organizer.
- Tell students that today you'll be discussing main ideas and details.
- Explain that they will be using sentence frames and graphic organizers to help them write about the main idea and details of a nonfiction text.
- Ask students to think about what they know about main idea and details. Give students a moment of think time, then have them discuss their background knowledge with peers.
- Call on a few students to share their background knowledge. Write student responses on the board to revisit later in the lesson.