ERIC Number: EJ1068276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Determining the Main Idea: Instructional Strategies That Work
Lord, Kathleen M.
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v51 n3 p138-142 2015
The ability to identify the main idea through close reading of informational text is a higher-level skill students develop in elementary grades as a foundation for the acquisition of other critical skills in later grades. This article provides instructional strategies for this important skill as well as for improving reading comprehension.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Skill Development, Reading Comprehension, Language Arts, State Standards, Academic Standards, Instructional Materials, Sentences, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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