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Teaching Main Idea Worksheets and Activities
Use this activity pack to teach main idea using an umbrella! Why an umbrella, you ask? A main idea COVERS the whole story or all of the details, just like an umbrella covers you when it's raining! This activity pack provides many different ways for your students to practice this strategy, and visual
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Teaching Main Idea with The Important Book
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown is an excellent book to help students understand main idea. I've included all the documents I've used this week to teach this book to my 2nd grade students. This includes a main idea poster, lesson idea with chocolate chip cookies, bubble maps, writing t
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Reindeer: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Practice Finding Main Idea while Integrating Text Features! This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction text. It contains two informational articles about reindeer. The articles are very similar, only the readability is different. The higher
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The First Thanksgiving: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features
Practice Finding Main Idea while Integrating Text Features! This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about the First Thanksgiving. There are four different levels of the text. The levels of the r
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Vampire Bats: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
Creepy Crawly Fun!! This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea, in nonfiction text. It contains one informational article about the Vampire bat. The running text is about a mid-second grade reading level. Please note, none of the text features are include
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Main Idea & Key Details Activities - Teaching Main Idea
You will love this packet! It includes activities that focus on teaching your students about main idea and key, or supporting, details. The package includes 2 main idea stories, 2 key detail stories, graphic organizers, anchor charts, and more. The package is geared towards grades K-2; however, it c
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Teaching Main Idea Elementary Primary Level Using Real Photos Answer Key
One of the most difficult but useful skills to teach young students is how to determine the main idea. This resource uses semantic, syntactic, and visual clues to help young children develop how to use these clues to make sense of text. This will help them later as they read a passage without pict
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Using a Puzzle to Teach Main Idea and Details
Use this FREEBIE "Under the Sea" puzzle and graphic organizer to introduce or reinforce the concept of determining the main idea and identifying the supporting details! The "Main Idea & Details" graphic organizer can then be used for ANY TEXT as a teaching aid, scaffolding tool, assessment, etc.
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Teaching Main Idea Primary and Elementary 2
One of the most difficult but useful skills to teach young students is how to determine the main idea. This unit uses real pictures for beginning readers using semantic, syntactic, and visual cues to help young children make sense of text. *As seen in the TPT newsletter 9/13/2015!* Once your stu
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Earth Day: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
This pack was created for students struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction text. It contains one informational article about Earth Day. This pack is perfect for guided reading or as independent work. There are multiple levels of the same passage. This pack contains the follow app
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Teach Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article (Honeybee)
Main Idea and Text Features- This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea, in nonfiction text. It contains one informational article about the honeybee. It is labeled as a Lexile level 790L, but I successfully read this piece with the child that I tutor, tha
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What's the Main Idea? {Resources to Teach Main Idea & Details}
Teaching main idea and details can be a tricky concept for young learners! This pack includes many resources to help you teach main idea and details to younger students, or to use as review for older students. The following can be found in this pack: -2 posters {Main Idea, Details} -It's in the Bag
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Turkeys: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about turkeys. There are three different levels of the texts. The levels of the running text are about a beginning second grade, mid-second grade, and end
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The Great White Shark: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features
Practice Finding Main Idea while Integrating Text Features! This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about the Great White shark. There are four different levels of the texts. The levels of t
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Earth Day Bundle: Teaching Main Idea, Text Features, and Fluency
This pack was created for students struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction text. It contains one informational article about Earth Day. This pack is perfect for guided reading or as independent work. There are multiple levels of the same passage. This pack contains the follow app
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Main Idea Unit: Teaching Main Idea (RI 3.2) With Interactive Activities
Main Idea Unit Use this fun, short unit to practice or review main idea with your students. Included in the pack are: two weeks of lesson ideas, a strategy for remembering main idea and key details with poster, a graphic organizer to practice the strategy, a fun introductory activity, and reading
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Rosa Parks: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about Rosa Parks. There are four different levels of the texts. The levels of the running text are about a mid-second grade, end second grade, beginning third
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Teaching Main Idea- Main Idea Song and Hand Graphic Organizer
Here's a great song to help you teach your students about the main idea! Sung to the tune of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands", here's a large version for whole-class instruction and a smaller version for student notebooks. The hand graphic organizer is also perfect for practicing. Just put
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Teaching Main Idea in Spanish ( No Prep / Common Core Aligned )
Help your dual-language or Spanish students learn to find the main idea using the resources in this unit, all written in Spanish. Finding the main idea can be really tricky for students - especially when working with informational texts. There is so much interesting information that it can be hard
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Teaching Main Idea and Details Using Chrysanthemum
This is an interactive flipchart I created to teach a lesson using Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Students will learn what main idea is and three strategies to find it: look for repeated ideas, look for ideas supported by several details, and look at the first/last sentence of the passage. The teach
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So You Want to be President Comprehension Brochure - Teaching Main Idea
This brochure breaks down So You Want to be President by Judith St. George. This Common Core exemplar book is perfect for teaching main idea to students. The reading comprehension brochure is separated into five sections, with a graphic organizer and comprehension question for each section. An a
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Using Wordle to teach Main Idea & Summaries
This document gives clear, step-by-step directions for students to create a Wordle from the text of an article. By creating a Wordle for the main ideas, students are able to focus on key words and phrases and remove any words that do not relate to the main ideas of the article. Then, students wi
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Lesson plans and materials to teach main idea
This packet contains a week-long set of lessons designed to teach students how to understand the concept of main idea and how to find the main idea, topic sentence, and supporting sentences in reading passages. Lessons include a creative hook to capture student interest, a printable to assess studen
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Teaching Main Idea with Pasta!
I used this to teach main idea and supporting details to a 4th grade class. I brought in a strainer and asked the students if they know what it is used for. They might see their parents make pasta or macaroni and cheese with it. The water helps the pasta cook in the pot and then when it is finished
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