Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Topic: Main Idea and Supporting Details
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Language Objective: Explain the main idea and supporting details of a text.
Brief Description: Students will determine the main idea and at least two supporting details of a passage.
Know Before You Start:
Students should be familiar with determining main ideas and details.
Sample passages will be needed for students to determine the main idea of.
Read and discuss the sample comic.
Review that the main idea is what the author wants you to remember the most.
Display a short passage and work together to determine the main idea and supporting details.
Have students read a text in order to find the main idea and supporting details.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have them explain the main idea and supporting details in a comic.
Display sentence frames for students to refer to while working or print them for individual students based on their language levels.
Closure: Have students share their comics with the class or in a small group.
Provide a variety of passages on student independent reading level.
Adapt sentence frames to match language levels.
Allow students to use speech-to-text as needed.