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"The Snowy Day" Main Idea & Writing Prompt Packet
After reading "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats, use this graphic organizer to determine the main idea from the text. Afterward, help students to build text-to-self connections by using the writing prompt and themed paper to match. Heading Font: Christmas Snow (fontspace.com)
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Main Idea Writing Prompt Worksheets
Research shows that students retain information better if they are able to explain it in writing. Use these main idea writing prompts to help incorporate this strategy into your classroom for better learning outcomes of your students! Not only is this a great way to incorporate proven learning strat
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CCSS Aligned 2 Text Main Idea Writing Task
Included in this packet: 2 Articles: “Are Bats Blind” and “Bats See at Night ” Main Idea Web Writing Graphic Organizer 2 Sets of text dependent questions Writing Task Prompt Homework Assignment Sheet There are several ways you can use this product: Writing task: Have students read, plan, and draf
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Sidewalks D Main Idea Writing Unit 1 Week 5
This writing prompt helps students practice identifying main idea and details while applying the skill to the story read during Unit 1 Week 5 in Sidewalks Level D.
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Energy: Main Idea Practice Prompts
★ Updated to include more prompts! Informally assess your students' mastery of Main Idea with this writing prompt on Energy. The prompt requires students to include a topic sentence, three supporting details, and content vocabulary in their response. ★ Two versions of 5 energy-themed prompts ★ Pri
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Main Idea and Details Activities - 30 pgs!
Here are 30 pages of activities to help students practice identifying the main idea and details of a passage. Included in this download are the following: - 4 photo prompts + student directions - 4 short stories with MI/Details Questions - 4 writing prompt pages with borders - 3 Main Idea/Detail
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Ah, Music Journey's Activities - Second Grade Lesson 12
This is a set of supplemental activities that follows the story "Ah, Music" from Second Grade Journey's. This is Lesson 12. The activities included are: -High Frequency Word ABC Order -Spelling Word ABC Order -Vocabulary Word ABC Order -Vocabulary Word/Definition Match -Spelling Word Rainbow W
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Helen Keller Journey's Activities - Second Grade Lesson 14
This is a set of supplemental activities that follows the story "Helen Keller" from Second Grade Journey's. This is Lesson 14. The activities included are: -High Frequency Word ABC Order -Spelling Word ABC Order -Vocabulary Word ABC Order -Vocabulary Word/Definition Match -Spelling Word Rainbo
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Main Idea - Penguins
Teach main idea and details with this informational pack on penguins. Students have six informational paragraphs to read and learn about penguins. On each, they can highlight the main idea and support details. To show their understanding of the skill, there is a bubble map and main idea writing p
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Thanksgiving Is... by Gail Gibbons A Nonfiction Book Response Journal
Bring nonfiction text into Thanksgiving with this wonderful Gail Gibbons nonfiction book that explores Thanksgiving traditions and history. This book journal takes a "close" look at the history behind one of our most beloved holidays! Included are constructed response questions, graphic organizers
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Main Idea Task Cards & Worksheets
Task cards are great resources to have in the classroom. Students can use them independently if they finish early, students can use them in centers or teachers can use them as quick ways to review/practice the skills. This engaging task card set includes -17 mini stories for students to identify
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Brainstorming and Narrowed Focus Writing Graphic Organizer Template
Check out this simple three step graphic organizer. Starting with a brainstorm web in which students jot down ideas related to a topic, students will then transition to narrowing their focus down to three main ideas followed by the final step of identifying the main idea writing prompt requiring sup
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Main Idea and Supporting Details Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Main Idea and Supporting Details These passages are designed to help students become confident identifying the main idea of a text and understanding how details support the main idea. This file includes 10 passages. Each passage is presented twice. In the first set, the passages are followed by

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Informative and Opinion Writing Prompts with Mentor Texts Growing Bundle
Informative and Opinion Writing Prompts with Mentor Texts Growing Bundle: Are you looking for a year's worth of writing prompts that come WITH mentor texts? When this growing bundle is complete (August 2018), that's exactly what you will have! Nowadays, there is a noticeable difference in how stude
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Main Idea and Details Practice (Common Core)
*Updated 8.5.15! Brand New Look, Same Great Resource!* Main Idea can be tricky for some kids! I used these sheets for morning work and had my kids confident about knowing what the main idea of a story was. Watch my Main Idea preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6gOMgtKDSQ Main Idea Meg
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Directed Drawing With Writing Prompts  (Small Bundle 180 pgs)
My students love to draw, so we use step-by-step drawing activities as a vehicle to inspire our writing! Step by step drawing promotes success, and this feeling of pride makes even my reluctant writers excited to write about the little animals they have created! The writing templates are careful
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K-2nd Grade Writing Center Cards & Writing Prompts
These writing activities provide differentiated writing practice for students. The colorful cards can be laminated and used over and over again as a writing center. They help beginning writers learn how to write sentences with sight words. The black and white pages contain narrative, opinion, inf
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144 Writing prompt cards - Daily 5 - Fast finisher activity
Want to eliminate those times when students sit at their desks wasting precious learning time trying to think of something to write?! Well then writing prompt cards are the perfect solution! Not only do they provide students with creative ideas to get started but they are also educational and fun. T
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Writing Prompts and Papers {Activities for Writing}
Writing Bundle - Let's Write! Writing Stimulus Cards and Prompts This bundle will include 20 of my "Let's Write" files! Sold individually, these packets are currently worth $3 each. Each packet includes a basic writing stimulus poster (page sized) and additional alternative pages and worksheets.
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Earth Science Reading Passages and Writing Prompts BUNDLE
Earth Science Close Reading With Writing to Text Prompts THE BUNDLE is part of my Tying Together the Curriculum Series and comes with ALL 3 of my EARTH SCIENCE CLOSE READING packs! Designed to help you seamlessly integrate your science, informational text reading, and writing, this BUNDLED pack in
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THEME UNIT- Story Elements, Summarize, Main Idea. Topic. Lesson. Theme
This Step-by-Step THEME unit is a complete, NO-Prep unit with a variety of activities to help students learn effective reading comprehension skills. Identifying a theme within a story is no longer a difficult task for students. The unit uses a scaffolding approach through several skills so students

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Fish in a Tree Novel Study: 17 Writing Prompts and 17 Quizzes
Fish in a Tree will make your students realize that people who learn differently are some of the most talented people they will ever meet. Included: 17 Writing Prompts: → Assess student comprehension → Requires students to use important skills: summarizing, characterization, cause and effect, fig

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Main Idea Task Cards & Worksheets (Primary)
This resource includes 10 school themed main idea reading passages in BOTH task card and worksheet format. This main idea packet is aimed at grades K-2 but please make sure that the reading level is appropriate for your particular students prior to purchasing. Answer Key and Teacher's Guide Incl
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Reading Interactive Notebooks BUNDLE - Main Idea, Inferences, Predictions
Help students master 3 critical reading comprehension skills with this BUNDLE of 3 interactive notebook mini-units. This bundle includes three, 3-day units on finding the main idea, making inferences, and making predictions. Each unit is designed to be hands-on, fun, and engaging! Learn more abou
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Main Idea and Details: Fall
Fall: Finding the Main Idea Printables! This fall/autumn themed finding the main idea resource provides practice at your fingertips with 10 printable main idea/details informational passages, 3 graphic organizers, 2 anchor charts, and 2 interactive notebook templates for teaching main idea and detai

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Song Titles - Engaging CCSS Main Idea, Symbolism, Text to Self, Writing
This resource is included in a bundle! Student ♥ Engagement Bundle of Language Arts Lessons for Middle and High School. Songs and song lyrics are so important to teens - this is definitely one of my students' favorite lessons all year. Teenagers - actual teenagers - compliment me on this lesson pla

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Reading Strategy Groups: Main Idea
Four COMPLETE strategy group lessons that are ready to print and go! The four lessons in this unit are: 1. Repeating Words = Main Topic 2. Subtopics and Details 3. Paraphrase Sections to Find the Main Idea 4. Add Up Details That Support the Main Idea Each lesson includes: - WARM UP: Quick tasks th

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Main Idea and Details
This finding the main idea resource provides practice at your fingertips with 10 printable main idea/details informational passages, 3 graphic organizers, 2 anchor charts, and 2 interactive notebook templates for teaching main idea and details! ***All new passages! Not found in any of my other reso

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All About Animals Bundle: Reading Comprehension & Main Idea Passages
Who else is WILD about Non-Fiction? In this 120 page bundle, you'll find texts about interesting animals- perfect for engaging and grabbing the interest of students! These passages are ready to print and go. Guaranteed to catch the attention of your students! Save over 20% with this bundle! This n
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St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Activities and Writing Prompts
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Activities and Writing Prompts Use this fun, and super cute St. Patrick's Day craftivity to decorate your bulletin boards and classroom doors for St. Patrick’s Day, as a March craft and to showcase your students’ writing and creativity. What You Get: ~ A variety of mix a
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Fidget Spinner Opinion Writing Prompt with Mentor Texts
Fidget Spinner Opinion Writing Prompt with Mentor Texts: Should Fidget Spinners be Banned from Schools? Are you looking for evidence-based opinion writing? With this resource, students use information from three different passages to write an organized, argumentative essay. Please note that this wr

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Elementary Main Idea Packet (SUPER JAM-PACKED!)
*BEST SELLER!* This packet contains TONS of fabulous items to teach and/or enrich your main idea unit. From activities and vocabulary, handouts and posters, to worksheets and assessments, and MORE! There are SOOOO MANY things to do that you can pretty much just sort through them and pick-and-choo
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Main Idea and Details: Holiday Themed (Common Core)
A holiday edition to my best seller! Includes fun holiday stories and gives your students practice with finding the main idea and supporting details. Main Idea Mega Bundle Save $7! ***Common Core Standards*** RI.K.2. With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a
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Caribou Writing Prompt with Informational Mentor Texts
Caribou informational writing prompt with mentor texts: Evidence-based informational writing. Students write an essay that explains how caribou survive the cold weather. They must use information from two different nonfiction passages. Please note that this writing prompt is just part of my growing

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Life Science Reading Passages and Writing Prompts BUNDLE
Life Science Close Reading BUNDLE With Writing to Text Prompts is part of my Tying Together the Curriculum Series! Designed to help you seamlessly integrate your science, informational text reading, and writing,this BUNDLED pack includes 10 close reading informational passages on a variety highly
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Earth Day Craft and Writing Prompt Be a Superhero & Save the Earth for 1st Grade
Be a Superhero and Save the Earth combines Writing and Science. Children make themselves as this adorable superhero and write what they will do to save the earth. These writing frames are differentiated to work with various levels. Everything you need to complete this craftivity is included. Just c
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