Determine the Central Message of a Story
This Common Core reading comprehension lesson focuses on retelling stories and details that express the central message or lesson. The lesson is intended to be taught as a read-aloud, with Independent Practice and Periodic Reviews to be teacher guided. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.