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Main Idea and Supporting Details

Main Idea and Supporting Details

Author: melanie mailman
Description:

By the end of the lesson, students will be understand the importance of having supporting details for the main idea and begin to identify the main idea and supporting details in a paragraph..  

This lesson will help students understand main idea and supporting details.  

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Tutorial

Directions

Look at the at the Power Point included in this tutorial.  When you are finished, read the included paragraph and complete the Table Organizer.

A Tale of Main Idea & Supporting Details

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie'Robinson'was'born'on'January'31,'1919'in'Cairo,'Georgia.'Just'a'year'after'his'birth,'his'mother'moved'him'and'
his'four'siblings'to'Pasadena,'California'after'Jackie's'father'deserted'them.'Jackie'had'a'passion'for'sports'at'an'early'
age'and'played'football,'baseball,'basketball,'and'track'for'UCLA'(The'University'of'California'at'Los'Angeles).'He'
would'become'the'first'person'in'the'history'of'UCLA'to'earn'varsity'letters'in'four'different'sports.'He'excelled'in'all'
four'sports'and'led'the'Pacific'Coast'Conference'(now'the'PacK10)'in'scoring'as'a'basketball'player.'Furthermore,'he'
was'a'national'champion'long'jumper.
In'1941,'however,'Jackie'left'college'because'of'financial'difficulties'and'joined'the'U.S.'Army.'Robinson'became first'
lieutenant'of'the'761st'Tank'Battalion,'a'group'of'Black'soldiers.'By'federal'law,'Black'soldiers'were'not'allowed'to'
fight'alongside'White'soldiers.'Robinson,'however,'never'accompanied'the'battalion'in'combat.'He'was'courtK
martialed'for'refusing'an'order'from'a'bus'driver'to'move'to'the'back'of'the'bus.'He'was'eventually'acquitted'from'the'
charges.
In'1944,'Jackie'joined'the'Kansas'City'Monarchs'of'the'Negro'Baseball'League.'He'was'soon'noticed'by'a'baseball'
scout'for'the'Brooklyn'Dodgers.'Although'there'was'no'law'against'signing'Black'baseball'players'in'the'Major'
Leagues,'there'was'an'"unwritten'rule"'against'it.'Attempts'to'sign'players'from'the'Negro'Leagues'had'been'rebuffed'
in'the'past.'Nevertheless,'the'Dodgers'owner,'Branch'Rickey,'had'begun'a'secret'mission'to'sign'the'top'players'from'
the'Negro'Leagues.'In'1946,'Rickey'signed'Jackie'Robinson'to'a'Major'League'contract'and'designated'him'for'
assignment'on'the'Dodgers'minor'league'team'in'Montreal,'Quebec'(Canada).'While'Robinson'was'welcomed'in'
Canada,'the'situation'in'the'United'States'was'less'than'cordial.'On'April'15,'1947,'amidst'incredible'fanfare'and'
controversy,'Jackie'Robinson'was'called'up'to'the'Major'Leagues.'He'became'the'first'Black'player'in'57'years'to'play'
in'a'Major'League'baseball'game.

Organizer

Print this organizer and complete based on the Jackie Robinson reading.

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Source: Created by D. Young – hokieteach.blogspot.com