Lesson Plan

At the Zoo: Finding the Main Idea

Introduce the concept of a main idea to your little scholars using stories about the zoo! Students will help find the main idea and draw a picture to solidify their understanding.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn what a main idea is and how to find it.


(15 minutes)
Cool Zoo Animals
  • Ask students to think of what the word "zoo" means to them.
  • Have students think-pair-share their answers. Remind students to speak clearly and loud enough for their partner to hear their thoughts, feelings, or ideas about the word zoo.
  • Call on students to share with the whole group what their partner said about zoos.
  • Explain that a zoo is a place where animals are housed for people to visit, watch, and learn about them.