Lesson Plan : Finding the main idea and supporting

Teacher Name:
 Vivian Rodriguez
Grade:
 Grade 6
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Main Idea And Supporting Details
Content:
 English Language Arts Vocabulary: main idea, reason, idea, supporting, and details
Goals:
 To identify the main idea and supporting details in a passage and a song.
Objectives:
 Students will be able to identify the main idea and supporting details in short passages. Students will be able to identify the main idea and supporting details after reading three short passages and after listening to a song.
Materials:
 Reading passages, paper, pencils, list of questions to identify the main idea (who, what, where, when, and how), board graphic organizer, props, puppets, stage for puppets, black light, karaoke, song (The Cup of Life)
Introduction:
 Review the terms main idea and supporting details with students. Discuss how all effective writing has a main idea and supporting details.
Development:
 Students will read three short passages and will be able to identify the main idea. They will answer the questions (who, what, where, when, and how). After the students have identify the main idea, they will chart the supporting details. A short lesson about finding the main idea will be introduced by a puppetry presentation. Teacher will introduce the vocabulary words to the students. After reviewing the vocabulary a puppet will follow saying to the students: Today you will be reading three short passages.You will be looking for the main idea and all the supporting details for that idea. The following questions were placed on the board: What is the main idea?, How do you locate the main idea? What are supporting details?, How do you locate supporting details?
Practice:
 Students will develop their own graphic organizer for identifying main ideas and supporting details. Example may include a map or webbing concept. Real life connection will be introduce by puppets performance.
Accommodations:
 graphic organizers, oral repetition, role playing, used of gestures, student demonstration, read out-loud, music, explanation of meaning with student-friendly definition, provide various examples, visuals, relating to background knowledge,model think aloud, grouping, celebration with recognition and and applause.
Checking For Understanding:
 The students will bring real life examples. Students will answer the questions poster on the board.
Closure:
 A song performance by puppets were the students will have the opportunity to identify the song's main idea. The closure will include the puppet presentation singing the song "The Cup Of Life"
Evaluation:
 We will use a multi-stage rubric. The lesson will be deliver utilizing different methods, strategies, and approaches.
Teacher Reflections:
 Are the students engage in the lesson? Are the students able to answer the questions? How was the lesson delivered? Are the students engaged during the whole activity? How can I maintained the students motivation during the lesson?

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