Toolkit of Reading Grades 4-8

Finding the Main Idea and Details
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Finding the Main Idea and Details

 

All authors present main ideas and support them with details. This lesson will help your students identify the main idea in a text and explain how the author uses details to support it. The Finding Main Ideas and Details lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions.
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Created for grades 4–8, the Toolkit of Reading features quick, clear lessons on all the critical skills students need to understand complex texts, including new skills emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. These engaging resources, available as downloadable PDFs, define key terms, describe how and why the skills are important to readers, and provide a series of activities to encourage mastery. These lessons can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced.

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This lesson features excerpts from articles about India..