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During this lesson students begin to identify the main idea of a story they read or hear. Students use graphic organizers to discover the main idea of The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss, and Marsupial Sue, by John Lithgow.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will relate the main idea of a story.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Old magazines or catalogs, scissors, The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss Marsupial Sue by John Lithgow with CD (if available), art materials and paper (optional)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access, presentation software, LCD projector, MS Paint (optional), scanner (optional)
The teacher will need to preview the stories to determine the main idea and any vocabulary words that need to be explained. Copy the attached template file to the computer.
The teacher will check the slideshow presentations for accuracy.
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.