RI.5.2 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2

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"Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Power Reading
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Power Reading
Help students learn how to read passages with multiple main ideas and differentiate between main ideas and supporting details by creating a graphic organizer with proof from the text.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Super Survival Skills
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Super Survival Skills
Hone your students' close reading skills by using this interesting and fun lesson that teaches your class survival skills in an informational text.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Explorer Letters
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Explorer Letters
Step into the shoes of an explorer. Students will learn more about the lives and accomplishments of important explorers, and they'll demonstrate their knowledge through a creative writing assignment.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
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Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Capture the tip of the iceberg! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to summarize nonfiction texts by noting the “tip of the iceberg,” also known as the main idea. Students will identify and sequence them.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Picture Walk: A Preview
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Picture Walk: A Preview
Use pantomime performance to drive your students to predict, question, and cite main ideas. With this dramatic lesson plan, your class will craftily capture information on a graphic organizer to boost their reading comprehension!
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Differentiating Main Ideas from Details
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Differentiating Main Ideas from Details
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand main idea and supporting details in the context of sentences and paragraphs. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Power Reading lesson.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea and Supporting Details
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Main Idea and Supporting Details
Help your ELs learn how to identify the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text by using nouns and pronouns as guide words. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Explorer Letters.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
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Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Texts
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text. This can support the lesson Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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Informational Text: Close Reading
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Informational Text: Close Reading
Use a student-friendly glossary and sentence frames to learn about wild weather! Scaffolds will help your students answer text-dependent questions. This lesson can be paired with the main Informational Text: Close Reading lesson.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
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