Identifying the Main Idea is one of the 30 MicroLessons (mini lessons) available in the series, Language Arts Presenter.
Just connect your computer to a digital projector or SMART Board, select a student to operate the mouse and let Dave, the avatar, teach your kids a lesson on Identifying the Main Idea.
This MicroLesson (like all of the others in the series) comes with a word search activity and a crossword puzzle based entirely on the presentation--the words found in the word search provide the word bank for the crossword puzzle.
Therefore, this presentation along with the time required to complete both puzzles will require 50-60 classroom minutes.
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Identifying the Main Idea
Presentation Time: 20-25 minutes
By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...
Identifying the Main Idea, Full Version comes with a word search, and a crossword puzzle.
I have thoroughly tested this MicroLesson with actual students in real-life, public, middle school classrooms--the vast majority of students became engaged, responsive, and productive (even the So-Whats?).
Both of the screenshots below are samples from the instruction portion of Identifying the Main Idea.
These screenshots show how one of the questions and its associated answer appear in Identifying the Main Idea:
Here is the word search activity for Identifying the Main Idea:
The words found in the activity above become the word bank for this crossword puzzle:
Like all of the MicroLessons in the Language Arts Presenter series, Identifying the Main Idea includes...
Teachers report that during MicroLessons, they...
All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.
Identifying the Main Idea, Free Version is...
The "Free Trial Version" stamps are a necessary annoyance.
When you consider the fact that I spent two and a half years of my life developing these MicroLessons, I would sincerely hope that you would agree that giving them away completely free of charge is not a plausible option.
Identifying the Main Idea, Full Version...
Both versions of Identifying the Main Idea are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.
Purchase: Identifying the Main Idea (Order in the USA)
Purchase: Identifying the Main Idea (Order outside the USA)
The Comprehension Bundle contains all seven Comprehension MicroLessons from the Language Arts Presenter series.
If purchased individually, the total cost for Identifying the Main Idea along with its 6 companions would be $34.65. The bundle is now available for the much lower cost of $16.95--a savings of over 50%!
The titles in The Comprehension Bundle are as follows:
The Comprehension Bundle comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle for each MicroLesson.
MicroLesson 13: Identifying the Main Idea, Full Version by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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