This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
Provide students with an opportunity to closely examine the difference between a topic and main idea in a nonfiction text. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Finding the Main Idea and Details in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
Finding the Topic and Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
This worksheet provides students with an opportunity to closely examine the difference between a topic and main idea in a nonfiction text. After reading and completing Part 1 as a class, challenge your students to complete Part 2 on their own or with a pa
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.