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Finding the Main Topic/Idea of a Text

Finding the Main Topic/Idea of a Text

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Author: Edith Trejo
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R.I. 2. Identify the main topic and retell key details
of a text. 

Objective: Students will be able to find the main idea of a story. 

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The Main Idea of a text is...

what the author wants you to know!

Second Grade English Language Standard: R.I. 2. Identify the main topic/idea and retell key details of a text.

Objective: Students will be able to find the main idea of a story.

Video

This video explains how to find the main idea of a text or story.

Source: Hamilton Karen. "Finding the Main Idea". YouTube, 20th, April, 2015. Web. 16 January 2019

Practice what you know!

In your groups, please click on the link below and read the short story "Spots the Barn Cat". I want the recorder from the group to read the story. Then, answer the question at the end of the story together as a group. The facilitator will need to write down the answer on a piece of paper. 

Spots the Barn Cat

Ready for More PRACTICE!

Everyone in your group needs to click on the link below and I want the speaker of the group to read the story. As a group talk about the main idea of this story. The collector of the group will record the answer on a piece of paper.

The Storm

FINAL QUESTION!

Create a new page on GOOGLE DOCS. By yourself this time, answer the following question in one or two sentences. 

Why is it important for a story/text to have a main idea?