Ms. Bannon: Full Lesson on Finding the Main Idea

Grade 3 / ELA / Comprehension
CCSS: ELA.RL.3.2 ELA.SL.3.2

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K–5

3

3rd Grade

2

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening

3

3rd Grade

2

Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Identify and write the main idea of a story in one sentence
Length
27 min
Questions to Consider
Notice how Ms. Bannon uses a personal story to hook students into the lesson and give it purpose.
How does Ms. Bannon establish the concept of 'main idea' and its importance?
What questions does Ms. Bannon ask to move students to a more complete statement of main idea?
Support Materials Below
Lesson Plan Recommended Books
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.3.2, ELA.SL.3.2

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  • Lesson Plan: What's the Big Idea

  • Katie Bannon's Favorite Classroom Reads

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Ms. Bannon: Full Lesson on Finding the Main Idea

Grade 3 / ELA / Comprehension

Ms. Bannon: Full Lesson on Finding the Main Idea