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Lesson Plan

Main idea - Main Idea In Pictures

Kindergarten (K) - ELA

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LEARNING TARGET

  • Students will be able to identify the main idea of a picture.
  • Students will be able to describe the main idea of a picture in a complete sentence.
  • Students will be able to explain how details in the picture support the main idea.
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LEARNING PROGRESSION

PREREQUISITE SKILL

  • Students will be able to identify the main idea of a picture.
  • Students will be able to describe the main idea of a picture in a complete sentence.
  • Students will be able to explain how details in the picture support the main idea.

EXTENSION SKILL

  • Students will be able to identify the main idea of a picture.
  • Students will be able to describe the main idea of a picture in a complete sentence.
  • Students will be able to explain how details in the picture support the main idea.

DURATION

  • Introduction (5 minutes)
  • Instruction (15 minutes)
  • Guided Practice (15 minutes)
  • Misconception Review (5 minutes)
  • Independent Practice (15 minutes)
  • Exit Card Formative Assessment (5 minutes)

MATERIALS

  • Pictures with clear main ideas (at least 5)
  • Whiteboard and markers

VOCABULARY

  • Main idea
  • Details
  • Support
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TEACHING RESOURCES

CENTERS & TASK CARDS

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5 AND 1 INTERVENTIONS

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GAMES

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ACTIVITIES

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LESSON INSTRUCTION

INTRODUCTION

  1. Greet the students and show them a picture with a clear main idea.
  2. Ask the students if they know what the main idea of the picture is.
  3. Explain to the students that today, they will be learning how to identify the main idea of a picture and how to support it with details.

INSTRUCTION

  1. Explain to the students that the main idea of a picture is the most important thing the picture is showing.
  2. Model how to identify the main idea of a picture by pointing out the main focus and explaining why it is important.
  3. Introduce the concept of supporting the main idea with details by pointing out smaller things in the picture that help explain the main idea.
  4. Provide opportunities for students to practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in pictures.

GUIDED PRACTICE

  1. Divide the students into small groups and provide each group with a picture.
  2. Instruct the students to work together to identify the main idea of the picture and describe it in a complete sentence.
  3. Circulate around the room to provide support and guidance as needed.

    INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

    1. Instruct students to work independently to identify the main idea of a picture and describe it in a complete sentence.
    2. Encourage students to explain how details in the picture support the main idea.
    3. Monitor students' progress and provide support as needed.

      HOMEWORK

      1. Assign students to find a picture at home and identify the main idea and supporting details.
      2. Encourage students to bring their pictures to share with the class during the next lesson.

        EXIT TICKET

        1. Provide each student with a whiteboard and marker.
        2. Instruct students to write a complete sentence describing a picture's main idea and explain how details in the picture support it.

          ASSESSMENT

          1. Formative assessments will be conducted during the lesson to monitor student progress and understanding.
          2. The exit card and progress monitoring assessments will determine students' mastery of the objective.

            CLOSURE

            1. Review the concept of identifying the main idea of a picture and supporting it with details.
            2. Ask students to share one thing they learned during the lesson.

              EXTENSION

              • Students can practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in longer texts or videos.
              • Students can create their own pictures with clear main ideas and challenge their classmates to identify them.
              • For students who are more advanced, they can be challenged to identify the implied main idea of a picture or text.

              INTERVENTION

              • For students who struggle with writing complete sentences, sentence starters can be provided.
              • Pictures with more obvious main ideas can be used for students who need extra support.

              VIDEOS

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              TEACHING TIPS

              1. Use a variety of pictures: It is important to use pictures with different main ideas and levels of complexity to provide students with a range of opportunities to practice their skills.

              2. Encourage discussion: After students have identified the main idea and supporting details, encourage them to discuss their ideas with their classmates. This will help them to practice communicating their thoughts and considering different perspectives.

              3. Provide scaffolding: For students who are struggling with identifying the main idea, provide scaffolding by guiding them through the process step-by-step. This may involve asking questions, providing sentence starters, or modeling the process.

              4. Use real-world examples: Use real-world examples of pictures with clear main ideas to help students see the relevance and importance of this skill. For example, you could use pictures from news articles or advertisements.

              5. Make it fun: Incorporate games or activities to make the learning experience more engaging and enjoyable for students. For example, you could play a guessing game where students have to identify the main idea of a picture based on clues.

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              STUDENT MISCONCEPTIONS

              1. Thinking that any detail in the picture is the main idea: Some students may struggle with identifying the main idea of a picture because they focus too much on details instead of the overall message. It is important to remind students that the main idea is the most important thing the picture is showing.

              2. Believing that there is only one possible main idea: Some students may think that there is only one possible main idea for a picture. It is important to emphasize that different people may interpret a picture differently and that there can be multiple valid main ideas.

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              STANDARD

              Common Core Standard:

              RL.K.1 - With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

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