This mega-bundle of engaging activities focuses on identifying the main idea and supporting details of various reading passages. Several activities include test prep elements, because main idea questions tend to appear frequently on standardized tests. It also includes "main idea holiday worksheets"
Figurative Language Fun and Interactive PowerPoint Lesson
55 slide PowerPoint and notes page on similes, metaphors, hyperboles, alliteration, idioms, onomatopoeia, and personification. Perfect for whiteboard practice.
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This bundle contains five student-friendly resources for teaching students how to identify the theme after reading a piece of literature. It also includes a LESSON PLAN document that explains how I teach this theme unit over the course of 5-7 days. PLEASE click on the following products and take a c
Diving Deep for Synonyms and Antonyms
Our 21 slide PowerPoint presentation will take your students to the majestic ocean as they explore understanding synonyms and antonyms.
This presentation includes:
* explanation of synonyms and antonyms
* practice slides for
Investigating Context Clues PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep
This 31-slide presentation provides you with a thorough investigation into the mystery of solving context clues. Students will aid the investigator in learning what a context clue is, how to read around the difficult word
Main Idea PowerPoint: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce main idea and supporting details. This 47-slide PowerPoint was designed to accompany my best selling "main idea ice cream cone craftivity", so be sure to check out that product, too! I hope that by using this ice cream co
The Smelly Truth About Cause & Effect
Cause and Effect: This 28 slide PowerPoint presentation will engage your students and teach them how to understand cause and effect relationships in text. Students will learn cause and effect relationships through sentence examples and te
This presentation introduces five common text structures (chronological order, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem/solution, and description) with examples, review, and discussion. This is a good starting point if you are just beginning with teaching text structure.
For ready-to-use tex
Plot Elements Bundle of Activities: This bundle is designed to help you introduce your students to how authors develop PLOT in a story. Start by introducing the 43-slide PowerPoint in which the elements of plot are presented in a step-by-step manner and includes multiple practice opportunities you c
What a Character...Trait! PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep
Use this 37 slide PowerPoint and note page to teach and practice inferring character traits.
This PowerPoint includes:
* single page note-taking follow along
* kid friendly definition of character traits
Nonfiction Text Structures PowerPoint: This powerpoint is ideal if you want to introduce the 5 nonfiction text structures to your students. Plus, all of the example paragraphs are related to soccer!! As a bonus, this file includes a 4-page PowerPoint companion. Students can write on the companion h
Inferences: This 43-slide PowerPoint is a step-by-step presentation that teaches students how to make inferences as they read. It begins with 4 introduction slides, and then 16 example slides that includes thought bubbles. These thought bubbles allow students to see exactly what a good reader thin
Nancy Darew Shows you how to Draw Conclusions PowerPoint Lesson
Your students will love becoming an honorary “Junior Officer”, while they learn how to infer with Nancy Darew. This 27 slide presentation will teach your students how to use the clues in their stories to draw conclusi
Context Clues: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce the 5 types of context clues to students. Each type of context clue is presented on its own slide, and contains a definition, and an example using the word "cacophony" in a sentence. Then, there are six "practice slides", where s
What's the Main Idea? PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep
Main Idea: Use this PowerPoint lesson which contains short narrative and expository paragraphs to teach or reteach the idea of identifying the main idea.
This presentation is designed to aid you with the following Common Core
Finding the Main Idea and Supporting Details of Nonfiction Text PowerPoint, Notes and Test Prep
Teach your students the importance of identifying the main idea and supporting details of a non-fiction paragraph. Students will be taught to look at the beginning and end of paragraphs
This Cause and Effect Bundle contains 7 resources for teaching students how to identify cause and effect within sentences, short reading passages (1 paragraph), and longer reading passages (multiple paragraphs). It includes:
1. A 53-slide PowerPoint
2. A 3-page PowerPoin
Topic Sentences and Conclusion Sentences: The bundle contains materials for 4 days of writing lessons. The first two days focus on writing Topic Sentences, and the final two days zero in on writing parallel conclusion sentences.
It contains the four following resources:
1. Topic Sentence
Teach students to determine a theme within a literary work: This 30 slide power point is an engaging product that can be used to introduce your entire class to the concept of themes in literature. **You will need the book "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo for reference.**
The PowerPoint co
Figurative Language: This 42-slide powerpoint (and 2-page companion handout) focuses on the following literary devices:
The first 14 slides contain a definition and example for each literary device. Followin
Parts of Speech Bootcamp PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep
This 52 slide PowerPoint presentation using a military theme presents and teaches all parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, pronoun, adverb, conjunction, preposition, article, interjection). With each slide comes a definit
4th Grade English Language Arts Review- Test Prep
This is a light-hearted, but COMPREHENSIVE review of tested concepts in English language arts (ELA). Using great animated pictures, this 52 slide PowerPoint follows test prep format, and will provide your students with many opportu
This 43-slide PowerPoint is perfect for introducing your students to the concept of PLOT. Plot is presented in a step-by-step manner. It includes practice slides where students identify the plot elements of EXPANDED VERSIONS of well-known nursery rhymes "Jack and Jill" and "Little Miss Muffet".
Prefixes PowerPoint: Are you looking for an introduction Power Point for prefixes? Or perhaps a Power Point to begin your prefix unit with upper elementary students? If so, this highly interactive Power Point may be exactly what you are looking for! It is fully animated as well. Answers do not a
Homophones with Hip Hop Dawg PowerPoint Lesson
Hook those students up with the 411 on homophones! This 31 slide presentation is da bomb for teaching homophones, fo shizzle. Seriously, this is an attractive, interactive look at homophones. Gives definition + many interactive exa
Compare and Contrast: This bundle contains 5 resources for teaching students how to compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story, by drawing on specific details in the text. For most of these resources, students will practice reading a passage, and then they will writ
This 47-slide PowerPoint is a step-by-step presentation that teaches students how to determine the author's point of view. Students are shown three steps:
1. Read the passage.
2. Cross out the dialogue.
3. Focus in on the pronouns.
If they consistently do these three things, they will learn how
Character Traits PowerPoint: This PowerPoint focuses on character traits. It contains 32 slides and it is highly interactive. It contains a 4-page PowerPoint companion handout. Students write on the handout, recording answers, as you progress through the PowerPoint. (The handout mat
Sniffing out Facts or Opinion PowerPoint Lesson
FACT OR OPINION - This 30 slide PowerPoint presentation will help your students master the difference between fact and opinion. Students will have three ways to learn: 1) Choosing whether a statement is a fact or opinion, 2) Decidin
Figurative Language can be fun to review when you use Figurative Language Game Show! Put students in up to 6 groups to play this Jeopardy style game! Review days can be dull and kids just don't listen. But if you tell them that they will play a FUN review game to test their new knowledge, they wil
Are you looking for an introduction Power Point for suffixes? If so, this highly interactive Power Point may be exactly what you are looking for! It is fully animated as well. Answers do not appear on the screen until the teacher clicks the mouse. It even includes a PowerPoint companion ha
Author's Purpose PowerPoint: This powerpoint contains 49 slides. It includes 5 types of author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe. It also includes a BONUS PowerPoint companion handout. Students can follow along on the handout, recording answers, as you pr
Idioms with George Washington - Figurative Language PowerPoint Lesson
With the help of America's first President, your students will have a "whale of a time" learning idioms, and understanding their meanings. This 25 slide presentation discusses what an idiom is, and gives you ov
Author's Purpose PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep
This 33 slide author's purpose PowerPoint is a thorough and solid lesson for the 3 main purposes: to persuade, to inform, and to entertain. Your students will find themselves engaged as they learn each purpose, and practice discern
Are you beginning a study in your classroom on how to write personal narratives? This 33-slide PowerPoint is designed to help students choose the best, most focused ideas, which is the first step to writing strong personal narratives. I created the PowerPoint based on the watermelon and seed approa
Adjectives, and How they Improve Sentences PowerPoint Lesson
Grab your hat and spurs, and let's head out to the ranch to learn about adjectives! Students will have a rootin' tootin' time learning about adjectives through direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practi
A Best Seller! This 20 slide interactive powerpoint covers drawing conclusions, explains how and why you may need to draw conclusions, and includes at least three examples. It now includes an interactive notebook piece to go along with the presentation. Students will love the vibrant pictures and cu
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This product is a six week DAILY projectable review of essential reading skills. Different skills are covered each day, but the same skills are covered each week. With this product, you get a total of THIRTY activities that cover highly tested read
Sequencing is such a fun comprehension skill to teach. I use this PowerPoint lesson to introduce the skill to my 3rd graders. It includes:
*The definition of sequencing
*Importance of sequence and "time order"
*An example of a text that does not go in the correct sequence and then th
Monkeying Around with Literary Genres PowerPoint Lesson
This 36-slide presentation will dazzle your students while covering the necessary literary genres that students need to know! The presentation covers Fiction genres and Non-Fiction genres, with simple and understandable expla
This file contains everything that you need to start teaching students how to find topics and main ideas. Two PowerPoints, multiple practice pages, and a detailed teaching guide will help you to guide students to a strong understanding of main ideas, topics, and details.
The Teaching Guide includes
Show Don't Tell Writing PowerPoint: The "Show, Don't Tell" writing strategy is designed to help students use descriptive words and sentences to improve the quality of their writing pieces.
This file contains both a 23-slide PowerPoint and a matching flipbook which students will be able to use as re
- A best seller and it's newly updated with more slides and an interactive notebook piece for students to follow along with! This 19 slide interactive powerpoint covers comparing and contrasting, as well as when an author may be making a comparison. Students will love the vibrant pictures and custom
Common and Proper Nouns PowerPoint Lesson
This 34 slide presentation will give your students an abundance of opportunities to learn about common and proper nouns in a variety of different ways. From fixing sentences to test prep style questions, your students will be able to under
Sentence or Fragment... You be the Judge PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep
In the sentence justice system, fragment offenses are considered especially heinous. In the classroom, the dedicated students who investigate these crimes are known as the Special Students Unit. These are th
This Comma PowerPoint bundle contains everything you need to teach or review eight (8) comma rules in one hour. It includes the darling police kids clip art you see in the preview.
**********FOR A LIMITED TIME a deck of Comma Boom Cards has been included so you can try the
Text Evidence: Reading passages and finding and citing text evidence to support your answer is a VITAL Common Core standard. If you are looking for a PowerPoint to introduce this challenging, yet important skill, take a look at this 35-slide PowerPoint! It contains 8 original passages (both fiction
Subjects and Predicates (Simple and Complete) PowerPoint Bundle and Worksheets
-Determined to Learn About Simple Subjects and Predicates (PowerPoint)
-Determined to Learn About Complete Subjects and Predicates (PowerPoint)
-2 Worksheets (One on simple and one on complete)
Writing Leads PowerPoint: This small bundle contains a PowerPoint that can be used in a writing lesson when you are teaching students how to write leads that will hook your reader. This resource contains a 37-slide PowerPoint, an interactive notebook page, and
Going Nuts for Prepositions PowerPoint Lesson
This 36-slide presentation will help students gain a better understanding of prepositions that show location, as well as prepositional phrases to show location in time. Students are guided through instruction on what a preposition/pre
This bundle includes eight weeks of grammar activities with a different skill each week! The resources will help you mot teach, practice and assess comparatives & superlatives, conjunctions, subject & predicate, subject & verb agreement, pronoun & antecedent agreement, simple & c