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Identifying the Main Idea

Reading in English

Low Int

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students learn how to identify the main idea in a short text. They learn clues, tips, and a helpful formula to find the main idea. This lesson includes vocabulary review practice, comprehension, and assessment.

  • main idea
  • topic
  • clue
  • supporting details
  • summarize
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • practice
  • vocabulary review
  • assessment
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview(Matching)
  • Read & Learn(Reference)
  • Synonyms(Reference)
  • Identifying the Main Idea(Reference)
  • Where Is the Clue?(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Guided Practice A(Reference)
  • Guided Practice B(Reference)
  • Guided Practice C(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Matching)
  • More Practice A(Reference)
  • More Practice B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Assessment A(Reference)
  • Assessment B(Open-Ended Questions)