Our Main Idea lesson plan for grades 5-6 develops reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. A foundational skill required for all in-depth analysis of literature and expository text, identifying the main idea is a critical skill that students will use throughout their academic and professional careers as readers. During this lesson, students are asked to read a given story and complete the main idea and supporting details chart in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify main ideas and cite supporting details to defend their identification of main ideas in expository and literary texts.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1