Reading Dailies Grade 6

Unit 6.11 Determine the Central Idea

Unit 6.11 Determine the Central Idea


Determine the Central Idea helps students determine the central idea of a text and summarize the text. The unit includes academic vocabulary that is introduced through the initial instruction and then reinforced in individual lessons throughout the remainder of the week, a step-by-step guided close reading, and scaffolded practice. A brief, summative assessment at the end of the unit shows which students have mastery and which require further instruction. The unit can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML lesson for online or offline use.

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Reading Dailies for grade 6 provides 19 lessons that focus closely on instructional skills. The instructional skills focus on the key instruction of the strategy and break out the smaller skills needed to master it. The Dailies provide scaffolded, step-by-step instruction to build student proficiency with reading literature and reading informational texts. Each lesson offers students a chance to practice reading skills meaningfully with real texts. Academic vocabulary is introduced and reinforced in context. Each lesson includes a how-to guide that clarifies the standard, a model, and engaging, open-ended practice questions. Each of these ready-made resources can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML lesson for online or offline use.

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Each unit in the Reading Dailies program has 3 to 6 individual lessons that are designed to be completed in a single week. Each unit starts by introducing the main strategy and the key skills embedded within it. Each lesson within a unit is designed to take about one day and requires students to read and reread a passage and write about it. By breaking a larger standard down into smaller skills, students can master them one at a time to build understanding. A Checkpoint Assessment assesses students’ understanding of the main strategy at the end of each week, giving teachers the summative data needed to assess whether students have mastered the skills.