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Developing Effective Teams

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Reading Standards for Informational Text K-5: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Objectives and Outcomes: Students will be able to distinguish the main idea and supporting details in expository text

Thinking Caps!

What are things that you do at lunch and recess? Please brain storm with your neighbor about actives you enjoy doing when you're not in the classroom!

Main Idea

The Main Idea is the main topic of the text with a supporting detail that explains or tells more about the main idea.

A fun rap to help you remember how to find the Main Idea.

Watch as Detective Dets tries to solve a case, with help from the main idea!

After you have read each of the stories, please scroll back up to the top of the page, to quiz yourself on what you just read!


Big Question

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