Lesson Plan

Reading to Find the Main Idea and Details

Informational texts isn't just found in textbooks. In this reading lesson, kids will examine the writing of a middle school student and use it to learn more about main ideas and supporting details.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the main idea and supporting details of a short informational text.


(5 minutes)
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  • Lead a brief discussion with students on why it is important to read and comprehend informational text.
  • Tell students that it is not only important to read informational text from textbooks, but also from their peers.
  • Explain to the students they will be reading and analyzing an essay about football written by a middle school student.