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Central Idea (7 RTI)


Curipod generated lesson: "Central Idea". #5-7

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, what is the central idea of a text?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Central Idea: What is it ?
The central idea is the main point or message of a text. Sometimes it is stated directly, and sometimes the reader has to figure it out from the details. It is sometimes called the main idea or key message. It is different from theme.
3. Slide
60 seconds
Central Idea: Why is it important?
Finding the central idea helps readers understand the text better. Once you know what the author is talking about, you can make sense of the details and examples.
4. Open question
660 seconds
Check for Understanding: What is the central idea?
5. Slide
60 seconds
Central Idea: How is it explained?
Supporting details build on one another to support the central idea. facts examples reasons descriptions key concepts
6. Slide
60 seconds
How can I figure out the Central Idea?
Read the text carefully Think about the details (facts, examples, reasons, descriptions, key concepts) How are the details connected? What do they show you about what the author is trying to say?
7. Open question
660 seconds
Check for Understanding: How do you figure out the central idea?
8. Poll
300 seconds
What is the definition of a central idea?
  • A main point that the author is trying to make
  • A example that is explained in a text
  • A character's main goal in the story
  • The climax of the story
9. Word cloud
120 seconds
What details in a text support the central idea?
10. Open question
180 seconds
How can you use the central idea when you are writing an essay?

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