All Aboard! The Central Idea Express

Resource ID#: 119110 Type: Original Student Tutorial

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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Keywords: supporting details, summary, trains, train, Amtrak, green energy, technology, central ideas, informational texts, topics, tutorials, English Language Arts, ELA, language arts, elearning, e-learning, interactive
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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In order to practice the majority of the skills in the aligned standards, students must complete all four parts of the series. So, make sure to complete all four parts!

You should complete the previous tutorials in this series before beginning Part Four. 

Click HERE to launch Part One. 

Click HERE to launch Part Two. 

Click HERE to launch Part Three. 

Developing a Central Idea: Spies and the Revolutionary War — Part Three:

Explore excerpts from the nonfiction book George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spies Who Saved America in this interactive tutorial. This tutorial is Part Three of a four-part series. In this tutorial, you'll read another passage from the book, identify the topic, and determine the central idea. Then, you'll review the central ideas from all the passages you've read throughout this series and examine how each central idea helps develop an overarching central idea of all the passages. 

In order to practice the majority of the skills in the aligned standards, students must complete all four parts of the series. Be sure to complete the first two parts before beginning Part Three.

Click HERE to launch Part One. 

Click HERE to launch Part Two. 

Make sure to do Part Four to complete the series! Click HERE to launch Part Four.

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Explore excerpts from the nonfiction book George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spies Who Saved America with this interactive tutorial. In this four-part series, you'll analyze several passages from the book and learn how to extract key information along the way. In Part Two, you'll read another passage from the book, identify the topic, determine the central idea, and examine how key details help develop the central idea.

In order to practice the majority of the skills in the aligned standards, students must complete all four parts of the series. Be sure to complete Part One before beginning Part Two.

Click HERE to launch Part One. 

Click HERE to launch Part Three. 

Click HERE to launch Part Four.

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Explore excerpts from the nonfiction book George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spies Who Saved America with this interactive tutorial. In this four-part series, you'll analyze several passages from the book and learn how to extract key information along the way. By the end of Part One, you should be able to distinguish topics from central ideas and identify central ideas and key details in the text. 

In order to practice the majority of the skills in the aligned standards, students must complete all four parts of the series. So, make sure to complete all four parts!

Click HERE to launch Part Two. 

Click HERE to launch Part Three. 

Click HERE to launch Part Four.

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