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Comprehension with Jenna Henry Grade Level: 3rd grade

Expected Duration: 30 minutes 1-3 days

Lesson Title: Retelling a story with Main Idea

Lesson Objective: The student will be able to retell a story with the main idea after practicing retelling and identifying key story elements after practicing this skill for no more than three days with Ms. Henry.

Common Core State Standards: CC.RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Assessment Plan: Student will read and identify key points in a story with Ms. Henry. After practicing sentences that retell different short stories, the student will create a sentence on their own that retells a story with the main idea.

Lesson Materials: Several short stories (fiction or non-fiction) Pencil/highlighter Story map (optional) Teaching Process 1. Review structure of fiction text (characters, setting, problem, solution, beginning, middle, end) 2. Explain to student that good readers are just naturally going to pay attention to those story elements as theyre reading so they can better remember and understand the story Source: ivities

3. Read a very short fiction textpoint out story elements when they are introduced (or as a short check for understanding after the beginning, middle, and end) so student starts to get into the routine of remembering them while reading (Student should highlight or underline these elements the first story and then it is optional after that) 4. Repeat step 3 with 1-2 more stories if need be or until you feel student has mastered naming the elements off hand fluently 5. Practice retelling the story and trying to include all the story elements by saying a. This story is about.(characters, setting, problem b. In the beginning.. c. In the middle.. d. In the end.(include solution as well) Create a specific sentence out of these elements 6. Explain that sometimes people dont need a full retelling, they just want to know the big idea of the story. This big idea is usually the main character, problem, and solution and can often be found in the first sentence of the story (this should be review). But sometimes it is not and we must infer using the details and story elements. 7. Read a very short fiction text point out main character, problem, and solution. (Be obvious about emphasizing these elements, as they will make up your students main idea sentence, students should highlight these elements or write them in a s tory map chart the first time and it is optional after that) 8. Practice making a sentence that gives the main idea by mentioning the character, problem, and solution 9. Repeat step 8 until you feel student has mastered this skill

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