RI.1.2 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2

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"Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Lesson plan
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Let your students spread their wings with this lesson that teaches them about the life cycle of a butterfly. A fun song will get your class moving and a variety of different worksheets will suit any class.
Year one
Reading & Writing
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I Can Find the Main Idea
Lesson plan
I Can Find the Main Idea
This flowery lesson has students filling in daisy-shaped graphic organizers with story details. Your young readers will love improving their comprehension skills with this lesson's creative activities.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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How to Find the Main Idea
Lesson plan
How to Find the Main Idea
Get ready to develop important comprehension skills! Students will read different informational passages and learn to identify the main idea. They will then use their knowledge of main ideas to write their own informational passages.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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What’s the (Main) Topic?
Lesson plan
What’s the (Main) Topic?
Teach your students how to identify the main topic using story cards and an interactive read aloud in this engaging lesson.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Lesson plan
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Adventures with Infographics
Lesson plan
Adventures with Infographics
What better way to represent what you’ve learned than through an infographic? In this lesson, students read nonfiction texts then create infographics to share the main topics, key ideas, evidence, and more!
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Sorting & Describing Books
Lesson plan
Sorting & Describing Books
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Reading Inventories
Lesson plan
Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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Main Topic
Lesson plan
Main Topic
It's time to dig into some nonfiction books! In this lesson, students will practise identifying the main topic of nonfiction texts. This lesson can be used alone or with the How to Find the Main Idea lesson plan.
Year 2
Reading & Writing
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