RI.1.2

Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

 
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Writing An Opinion Based on Facts From a Text

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we learn how to start writing opinions by using facts from the story. We are laying the foundation for citing evidence from the story.

 
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tubman
   

Birds Help Their Young Survive (Bald Eagles)

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Birds protect their young in some cool ways! Were you one of the millions of viewers who tuned in to the live eagle cams in 2013? See how our national bird cares for its chicks.

 
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Topic, Main Idea, Details: Introduction

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Topic, Main Idea, Details
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Topic, Main Idea, Details
Sarah Collins
National City, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

By helping your students identify the main idea and supporting details they will better understand and summarize what they are reading.

Standards:
 
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Analyzing Key Ideas and Details - Day 1 Honeybees

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Expository Writing About Honeybees
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You mean there's a certain structure to a piece of writing?

Standards:
 
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What did you learn?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The shift from focusing on fictional text, to a balance of fictional and informational text, makes it important to explicitly teach the features of informational text.

 
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That's what it's all about!

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

When you dance the Hokey Pokey it's all about moving, but your attention is in different parts. In the same way, children focus on details, and forget what it's all about.

 
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From Seed to Plant

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Illustrations in Non-fiction
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Illustrations in Non-fiction
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use the illustrations and details in the text to describe how plants grow.

 
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Birds Help Their Young Survive (Cranes)

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Birds protect their young in some cool ways! See how crane chicks hide in their parents' feathers, and how mom and dad help the chicks survive.

 
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They are the same?!

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Key Ideas and Details in Literature
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Key Ideas and Details in Literature
Mariana Robles
Riverside, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be surprised at how two books that seem completely different can have the same central idea. You'll be surprised at the depth of their analysis.

 
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are they the same image
   

Ida B. Wells

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Main Idea from an Informational Text
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Main Idea from an Informational Text
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Engage your class in a cross curricular lesson about the main idea while teaching about Ida B. Wells and African American History.

 
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ida b wells
   

My Feathery Friends

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What is the purpose of feathers? (Okay, *besides* flying!) Feathers are actually incredible external parts. They help birds meet all kinds of needs, and they are the key to our biomimicry engineering designs.

 
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Main Idea with Dogs

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Main Idea from an Informational Text
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Main Idea from an Informational Text
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All dog loves come join in a lesson involving informational text about dogs, and teach your students about the main idea and supporting details.

 
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chicuaua
   

Water, Water, Everywhere

1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today's lesson has a great science connection. Not only are we working on reading comprehension but students will also learn about the water cycle and understand why clean water is essential to living things.

 
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clean water
   

Making a Social Studies Connection With "A Class"

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Small Group Reading Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Small Group Reading Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You mean you can teach social studies while you're teaching reading?

 
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class community
   

Birds Help Their Young Survive (Puffins)

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Birds protect their young in some cool ways! See how puffins dig holes to build their nests, and how mom and dad help the chicks survive.

 
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puffin
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