Introduction

Welcome to Unit 3: Comprehension Instructional Routines of the Online Texas Adolescent Literacy Academy (OTALA) Module 2: Identifying Main Ideas in Text.

There are five sections in this module:

  1.     Overview
  2.     Previewing Routine
  3.     Main Idea Routine
  4.     Main Idea Routine: Practice
  5.     Main Idea of the Section and Scaffolding

Each section consists of presentation videos along with related activities to complete. You may download a copy of the module handouts, transcript of the video, and presentation slides by clicking on the links below.

Handouts
Transcript

Presentation slides

The total time required to complete this module is approximately 35 minutes. The module may be completed at your own pace. You may complete all five sections in a single session, or you may log in multiple times as you work through the information and activities.

Section 1: Overview

This section gives a brief overview of Module 2. Please click to download and print Handout 1: TEKS Connections prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.
 

Section 2: Previewing Routine

This section introduces the previewing routine. Please click to download and print Handout 2: Notes Log Template prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handout in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.
 

Section 3: Main Idea Routine

Section 4: Main Idea Routine: Practice

Section 5: Main Idea of the Section and Scaffolding

This section outlines how to use the routine for the main idea of a section as well as provides scaffolding techniques.

Please click to download and print

    Handout 9: Moving from Paragraph Level to Increasingly Longer Sections of Text
    Handout 10: Notes Log: Identifying Main Ideas: English Language Arts Sample
    Handout 11: Notes Log: Identifying Main Ideas: Science Samples
    Handout 12: Scaffolding and Identification of Main Ideas in Text
    Handout 13: Notes Log Templates

prior to watching this presentation video. If you printed the handout packet downloaded at the beginning of this module, please locate the handouts in your packet.

Click play on the video when you're ready to begin.