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A Peek Inside A Lesson Plan Bundle . . .
Students begin the lesson by participating in
an investigation trail activity. It gets students up and moving
as they work to determine the main idea of thirteen different
sentences. This practice with basic sentences is a scaffolding
activity as students will determine the main idea of
informational text paragraphs and, eventually, longer
passages throughout the unit.
Next, students work with a small group and participate in a
scavenger hunt around the classroom. The goal is to find five
different clue cards hidden somewhere in the room that
correspond to the short informational text passages students
have. All the questions on the clue cards require students to
determine the main or central idea of the passage as well as
identify details from the text that support the main idea.
Finally, students participate in an escape room to complete
different tasks centered around an informational text article.
Ultimately, students will compose a Response to
Informational Text Essay where they will determine the
central idea and analyze its development over the course of
TOPIC: MAIN IDEA IN INFORMATIONAL TEXT