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Pack the Suitcase: Determining Importance FREEBIE!

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Pack the Suitcase:  Determining Importance FREEBIE!
Pack the Suitcase:  Determining Importance FREEBIE!
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Teaching our students how to determine importance can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! Glue the "Unpack the Suitcase" label to the outside of a small manila envelope, and follow the teacher instructions to help your students practice extracting important information from nonfiction texts!

Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree)

Freebie Offered under Scrappin' Doodles License #TPT47822
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On  February 26, 2014Read With Me ABC (TpT Seller) said:
Determining importance can be such a difficult strategy for students. This activity a concrete way to teach the concept. Thanks for sharing!
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Creative analogy that everyone can understand!
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On  February 19, 2014Elizabeth Stull (TpT Seller) said:
Great activity - it's engaging, fun, and gets the kids up and moving. Love it!
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On  August 3, 2013Ciera Harris (TpT Seller) said:
I just wanted to let you know that I was able to use this idea to help introduce the idea of having extra information in a math word problem. I used it as my 'hook'. We "packed a suit case" to go to the beach. I had 15 items written and they had to figure out what was not needed. They loved it! Thank you for the inspiration :)
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On  April 20, 2013Comprehension Connection (TpT Seller) said:
Love this lesson idea. You can use this with any article. I have my Monday morning idea...thanks so much!
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On  January 8, 2013Rachel Lamb (TpT Seller) said:
thanks for the freebie Amanda!! the more for this strategy the better!
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This can also be used with writing! Love it!
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On  November 7, 2011Melissa Sabic (TpT Seller) said:
I am using this plan this week! I think it is a great way to teach main idea!
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On  April 25, 2013sara maher (TpT Seller) asked:
What is a good text to use with this lesson? My students are third graders. Thank you:)
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On  April 25, 2013One Extra Degree answered:
Hi! I just used this with my students today. We did it with Goodbye, 382 Shin Dang Dong by Frances Park and Ginger Park. :) You can use it with nonfiction to determine importance, or you can use it with fiction (like I did today) to get to the main idea. :) Hope that helps!
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Pack the Suitcase:  Determining Importance FREEBIE!
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