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Main Idea and Supporting Details

Help your ELs learn how to identify the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text by using nouns and pronouns as guide words. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Explorer Letters.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Explorer Letterslesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Explorer Letterslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to explain the most important accomplishments of an explorer.

Language

Students will be able to identify the topic of a sentence or text using nouns and pronouns as guide words and using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

(1 minutes)
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelGraphic Organizer Template: Bubble MapTennis: Nonfiction TextMain Idea: The Wright BrothersTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceNouns & Pronouns: Subject of a SentenceVocabulary Cards: Main Idea and Supporting DetailsGlossary: Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Tell students that today they will be learning about main ideas and supporting details.
  • Write a student-friendly language objective on the board and do a choral read-aloud.