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Essential Mini Lessons - Set 13 - Main Ideas and Evidence

Essential Mini Lessons - Set 13 - Main Ideas and Evidence


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Note: This set is now available in a discounted bundle of sets 11-20, available here.


In this set of ten editable mini lessons students find EVIDENCE to determine MAIN IDEAS and author PURPOSE in short texts excerpts. They also learn to WRITE ACADEMICALLY about ideas and associated evidence in lessons that include clear reference notes, examplesdifferentiated activities and scaffolding to reinforce understanding.


Present, share online or print - all bases are covered! Answers are included, as is a bit of 'glitter' to add a touch of fun to end on a high note!


This set has BONUS MATERIAL of extra activities that can be printed or shared with students online. These include:

⭐ A 2-page printable handout covering:
► Vocabulary and phrases students might use to help them discuss texts.
► How to find evidence - what to look for (language and structural components)

⭐ A further 20 pages of activities, scaffolding students through:
► The techniques to be found in short text excerpts.
► How these techniques illustrate key ideas.
► How to construct a short critical response using that information.


For further explanation on how to navigate and use this resource, click here. (Yes, another riveting Oscar-worthy presentation!)


This is set 13 of 20 from my ❤️ Essential Mini Lessons Series ❤️

Every set is editable and differentiated. Yay!  See previews of every set HERE!

This resource pack includes 4 formats for multiple teaching scenarios
PRESENTATION SLIDES - Students complete the activity that suits their ability level, then you can click to the next slide for answers. Finish that day's learning point by clicking to a third slide which gives a couple of minutes of fun - often English/ELA related. (Perfect for targeted teaching or lesson starters.)

PRINTABLE HANDOUTS of the activity and answer slides. Perfect if you don't have a big screen, for homework or to have at the ready for relief/sub-lessons. Slides are crammed onto pages for the budget-restricted teacher!

A DIGITAL ACTIVITY VERSION - Share online with students who choose their level, then type answers into the spaces provided. Answers are provided in a separate file to send out to students later. Perfect for homework, class work or sub-lessons.

PRINTABLE TASK CARDS - Keep answer cards separate, making them available later for students to self/peer mark. (Perfect for sub-lessons or early finishers.)


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