Reflection: Relevance Supporting Ideas: Finding Details to Support the Main Idea - Section 1: Introduction


It's amazing how often reading and writing skills are needed to access information. Although this lesson is from our science unit, it is vital that students can access nonfiction text in order to extend their knowledge of the science concepts. With this lesson, students learn about famous woman scientists that changed the world and learn about ways that they can also change the world. I model the lesson using a text that also provides new information and then students practice the skill in another text with new information. Not only do they practice the important skill of identifying details that support the main idea, but they do it in a way that stretches their thinking and connects back to the concepts in the unit.

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Supporting Ideas: Finding Details to Support the Main Idea

Unit 9: Exploring Information in Nonfiction Texts
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: SWBAT support the main idea of texts with details from the texts.

Big Idea: Determining which details are important helps a student understand the text better.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, main idea, Nonfiction Literature, 4th grade, main ideas, Fourth Grade, notetaking, detail, notes, inferring, subheadings, subtitles
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