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Central idea


Curipod generated lesson: "Main idea". #1-4

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Updated 5 months ago

1. Poll
60 seconds
What two things make up the central idea of ANY text?
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Time and Place
  • Topic and Point
2. Slide
60 seconds
The main idea is the central message of a story or text. It's the most important thought about a topic or subject. It's usually stated in one sentence.
Main Idea: What Is It?
3. Slide
60 seconds
What the text is mainly about
4. Slide
60 seconds
What the author is saying about the topic
5. Slide
60 seconds
Central Idea: The most important thought that an author shares in a text. Supporting/Relevant Details: Facts, details, and examples that help explain the main idea.
6. Open question
300 seconds
What is the main idea of a text?
7. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a happy, dancing pickle with arms and legs!
8. Poll
60 seconds
What is most likely the main idea of a news article about pollution in oceans?
  • 'The benefits of exercise for young children.'
  • 'How to take care of your pets'
  • Pollution in oceans has become a huge problem that needs to be addressed
9. Poll
60 seconds
If the main idea is that exercise is healthy for you, which would be an example of a supporting detail?
  • Rabbits are faster than turtles.
  • The sky is blue.
  • Running increases your heart rate, which is good for your body.
10. Poll
60 seconds
What is the central idea of a recipe for chocolate cake?
  • 'Why chocolate cakes are delicious'
  • 'How to make frosting for your cake'
  • Instructions for making chocolate cake
11. Poll
60 seconds
What is most likely the main idea about a poem that describes autumn leaves falling from trees?
  • The importance of recycling
  • How to climb trees safely
  • Autumn leaves create beautiful scenery

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