Reflection: Unit Planning Topic, Main Idea, Details: Introduction - Section 2: Introduction


Counting on the Woods is included in the ELA reading series my district uses, and I have taught it many times.  In the past, I glossed over the topic, main idea, and details part and centered on all the animals and plants that live and grow in the woods.  I realize this is all pretty and exciting for my students, however, in light of the Common Core standards, this time I focused on the topic, main idea, and details.  What I learned from my students: they still enjoyed the pictures, however they gained a better understanding of what this text is about, and when I re-read it, they seemed to be listening to phrases or words that supported the topic, main ideas, and details.

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Topic, Main Idea, Details: Introduction

Unit 9: Topic, Main Idea, Details
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT identify the main idea and supporting details of a text after listening to a teacher read a-loud.

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

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