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This interactive PowerPoint Presentation teaches students how to find and identify the main idea and supporting details in a paragraph. It also illustrates how to identify the topic and the point the author is trying to make about the topic in the main idea sentence. I've included how to use transi
Guide your middle school students through the process of finding the main idea with this Slides Presentation that provides step-by-step instructions on how to determine the main idea. Over 60 engaging Slides will teach students this skill with interactive activities and teacher modeling and guided p
Lesson Title: “How to Find the Main Idea in a Text”Skills Targeted: Reading (Literacy - Comprehension Skills).Link to Curriculum:Level 6: There is no direct link to the curriculum for Level 6.Level 7:Interacting with others:Identify and discuss main ideas, concepts and points of view in spoken texts
When a child is reading, it is essential that they be able to find the main idea of a passage. Knowing how to find the main idea of a passage helps readers remember important information. The main idea of a paragraph tells the topic of the paragraph. The topic tells what all or most of the sentence
Poster or visual for How to find the Main Idea in a text book. More of a girly color scheme, if you want a more masculine you can find that one on my page as well.
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This Google Slide presentation will help students learn how to identify the main idea of a text or book. This presentation will support your Zoom lesson, Google Classroom lesson, or Seesaw lesson. #teachersrememberDirections: Go to your "my purchases" page. Next to each purchase, you will see a "pro
A great quick reference in regards to finding the main idea of a given passage. This direct and to the point outline highlights all of the primary steps when finding the main idea. Great for all students when recalling and reflecting on finding the main idea.
This is a slide show explaining how to find the main idea within passages. The slide show provides students with strategies and multiple practice attempts. The idea is that throughout the presentation, you (the teacher) are facilitating a conversation among students, so they come to their own unders
Poster or visual for How to find the Main Idea in a text book. More of a masculine color scheme, if you want a more feminine you can find that one on my page as well.
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Take ELA review days from dull to dazzling with this Jeopardy-style classroom game! This highly engaging Main Idea Game Show PowerPoint activity makes the skill of finding the main idea of a paragraph something that students are EXCITED to do!  My class CHEERS when they see this game in the plans. S
Help students learn all about sequencing with this super fun Doodle and Do mini-unit! This resource includes sequencing graphic organizers, reading comprehension worksheets and passages that help students determine the sequence of events in a text, and hands-on learning activities to help students
Do your students have difficulty with the difference between topic and main idea? This resource will help stop answers like, "It's about dogs" or "It's all about cheetahs" when asked to identify the main idea. We noticed our kids answering main idea questions by stating the topic instead of the main
Identifying the main idea and supporting details of a reading passage is a skill that middle school students need to practice over and over again. This print-'n-go resource can help! This engaging lesson helps students learn to identify the main idea of a reading passage with a mini-lesson, six orig
Everything you need to use Rodman Philbrick's award winning novel, "Freak the Mighty" effectively in your classroom! A no-prep standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enr
No-Prep novel study for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," a standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enrichment projects. Teacher friendly engaging lessons to use with
A no-prep novel study for "The Trumpet of the Swan", a standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enrichment projects. Teacher friendly engaging lessons to use with this awa
No-Prep, teacher friendly novel study for "The BFG", a standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enrichment projects. Teacher friendly engaging lessons to use with this awa
DIGITAL & PRINTABLE I created this main idea resource for (grades 2-4) students to be able to demonstrate their understanding of both fiction and nonfiction texts by choosing details that help them know main ideas and by writing out that main idea. I wrote the passages to be just long enough fo
Summarizing is such a difficult skill for students. This is a 2-week mini-unit on summarizing and finding the main idea (called finding the GIST) with expository text. I have used this in my classroom for the past 5 years, and students find this worksheet exceedingly helpful in scaffolding their ac
Help students identify the theme by finding the main message of classic Aesop fables supported by text details. Students will learn how to construct an open response answer. Included is the unit plan with 8 detailed lessons. Lessons include Modeled, Shared, Guided and Independent activities. St
DIGITAL & PRINTABLE I created this main idea product for (grades 2-4) students to be able to demonstrate their understanding of both fiction and nonfiction texts by choosing details that help them know main ideas and by writing out that main idea. I wrote the passages to be just long enough for
Learning Take Out Finding the Main Idea Learning Take Out is a HUGE hit in my classroom, and I have a feeling your students will love it too! With Learning Take Out students are super engaged while practicing and targeting specific ELA skills. It includes a mini-lesson to help students build back
Our The Good Egg Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Jory John's book. Read aloud the picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.We have over 200 book companions to c
These printables provide templates that will help you to explore The Elves and the Shoemaker and respond to the text in a variety of ways. KWHL - What I know – What I want to know – How will I find it out – My new learning Sequencing tasks x2Word splash – Elves – Shoemaker – wifeCharacter Traits – w
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