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Deconstructing a Text

Students use Inspiration software to find the main idea in a page of text.


  • Help students to pull out main ideas from a page of material.
  • Identify meaning of words in context.


  • Read the text together.
  • Help students to identify the main ideas
  • Give them the format to organize the supporting points.

Sunshine State Standards

  • FL.A.2.4.1
  • LA.A.1.4.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.


  • Computers
  • Internet access for online dictionary
  • Inspiration software

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