This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history.
In today's lesson, students continue to build their background knowledge about the 1930s as they practice identifying the topic and central idea of short passages.
Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet and an overhead transparency for use with the lesson.
This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.