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