Identifying Main Idea

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Learning Objective

  • Students will practice identifying and summarizing the main idea of an article.
  • Students will practice selecting evidence from the text to respond to questions.
  • Students will make connections between the text and their own experiences.

Learning Standard

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

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