Lesson: Subheadings and Main Ideas
State Standard: 3.IT-E.6. Identify and use knowledge of common textual features to make predictions about content (e.g., title, heading, table of contents, glossary, and captions).
Standard Name: Text Features
Objective: Students will be able to create a subheading, turn a subheading into a main idea sentence, and give details to support their main idea reasoning.
Do-Now: Share out: if someone was going to give a subheading about your life what would the subheading be?
Opening: Finding the main idea in informational text can be a really hard thing to figure out. But sometimes text features can really help us figure out a main idea. A great way to find out the main idea of a paragraph is to use the heading or subheading. Today we will learn how to look at paragraphs and create subheadings so that we can help determine the main idea of a certain paragraph or section of a passage or informational text.
Define subheadings and headings. Subheadings are used to further distinguish a paragraph from a certain topic or area. Headings are short phrases that introduce the beginning of a section by describing that section. Today we are going to look at some paragraphs and use those paragraphs of information to create our own subheadings and then create a main idea sentence based on those subheadings that we have created.
Guided Practice: Use the resource writing subheadings practice to guide students through how you would read a passage and then write a subheading. When you have written a subheading you can determine a main idea, and then guide them writing a response that would support the choice of main idea.
Students finish sheet.
You can take a newspaper or magazine article and have the subheadings or headings whited out of them and then have students create new subheadings or headings based on the selection.
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