This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Learn to identify an implied main idea using details in a short story
1) Tell students that sometimes an author will state his or her main idea clearly in the text. Explain that in "On Discovery" the author develops an implied main idea through explicit details.
1. Have students draw a web for main idea and details on a sheet of paper. ...
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