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Technology Integrated Lesson Plan Template

Lesson Title: Main Idea and Details Grade Level: 3rd

Subject Area: Language Arts Time Frame: 50 Minutes

Miss Starks
Teacher Name:

Summary: This lesson is intended to teach students the main idea and supporting details of a paragraph.

Lesson Plan

adapted from:

3.RL.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text
as the basis for the answers.
Connection to
3.RL.2 Recount and paraphrase stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures;
AZ Core
determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in text.
Curriculum 3.RL.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their
Standards: actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning
Standards: 1c
Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate
their learning in a variety of ways.
Students will be able to answer the following questions:
What is a main idea?
Questions: What are supporting details?
(Objectives) What details show how is honey made?

We will use the quiz after our Brain Pop video to further investigate the main idea, supporting ideas, and
the use of details.
We will create a smart board chart to organize the main idea and supporting details in our reading.

Students will need to know how to read, and how to utilize a smart board.

Computer, projector, and smart board.


Brain Pop video and quiz

Materials and Software

Internet Websites

The Honey Bee Man by Lela Nargi & Krysten Brooker

Other Materials Main Idea Venn Diagram

Provide all information necessary for another teacher to replicate your lesson or unit.
Open the lesson by playing the video of bee sounds with the projector turned off. Allow the students a chance at
guessing what that sound is made by. Turn on projector and tell them the answer.
Do a picture walk through and read The Honey Bee Man to the students.
Discuss the main point of the book and the supporting details.
Watch Brain Pop Video: Main Idea and do quiz
If time allows, using smart board create a table to organize main and supporting ideas.
Pass out the venn diagram to fill out individually.
Modifications Assist one- on- one with venn diagram. Read quiz aloud.


This lesson plan is meant to incorporate the Learning Styles theory of learning by utilizing all
learning in styles.

Adapted from ED200 Instructional Technology Class Wiki, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution
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