Main Idea (Grades 3-4)

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In our Main Idea lesson plan for grades 3-4, students learn how to determine the main idea of a text and how to identify supporting details. Students are asked to differentiate between main ideas and supporting details.

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Our Main Idea lesson plan for grades 3-4 develops students’ ability to identify main ideas and the details which support it. During this lesson, students are given ample opportunities to practice locating the main idea sentence within a passage. Students are asked to compose their own paragraph with accompanying images or drawings, developing and utilizing their creativity. Students are also asked to decide if given sentences contain a main idea or supporting detail in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.

The students will be able to determine the main idea of a text, and explain how details support the main idea.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.D, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.4

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MR
07/14/2020
maya r.
US US
Main idea

Great and I really liked the material kit helped a lot when teaching the concept

CS
03/07/2020
CONNIE S.
US US
Main idea grades 3-4

Great activity. Found answer key confusing.

KM
10/03/2019
kim m.
US US
Main idea 1-2 and 3-4

Excellent sources of information. Love the units and will use this site again soon.

AH
07/25/2019
April H.
US US
Good resource

Great resource to use

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05/05/2019
Renae H.
US
Main Idea!

This was very helpful in guiding students to locate the main idea in their reading. It was easy to use for all levels in my class 2-5 grades!