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 tem
Use these printable or digital Seesaw & Google Classroom activities for main idea and supporting details to teach how to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text and also how to identify the main topic of a multi paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within t
This bundle includes four of my favorite lessons to use for introducing main idea skills. These are not your typical main idea lessons where students have to come up with the main idea and supporting details from reading a passage. Instead, these activities focus on hands-on kinesthetic learning sty
This product contains fun resources to supplement the book “The Important Book” by Margaret Wise Brown! The Important Book is a great model of three things: Determining ImportanceMain Idea and Details Paragraph OrganizationOne of the best things about this book is how adaptable it is to make a class
Use Frindle to Teach Readers About Main Idea and Supporting DetailsThis Book Club Bundle for Frindle is an excellent choice for 4th grade readers who are ready to begin using more sophisticated comprehension strategies. This package includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and resources designed
If you're looking for a new way to either teach new concepts, review material or have a resource that students can reference any time of the year, flip books are a great tool for an English Language Arts classroom. These hands-on, interactive resources are perfect for upper elementary, middle and hi
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
Using The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, your students will create pages for a class book to share with others. These activities can be used as a back to school (get to know you) activity, during the year as a descriptive writing lesson, or at the end of the year to wrap up your amazing yea
This supplemental pack is aligned to the Journeys 2014 and 2017 curriculum for 6th grade. This Journeys Grade 6 supplemental pack is created to supplement Unit 1, Lesson 3 (The Making of a Book). The reading responses, activities, and interactive notebook pages focus on the Reading Literature and La
I use The Important Book every single year to not only teach main idea and supporting detail, but also to teach the importance and self worth of each student.
In this packet you will find three meaningful writing lessons to accompany Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book.
The three writing acti
This book report bundle is a perfect addition to any upper elementary classroom! You won’t need to look any further for activities for your students to do when responding to what they are reading. sandcastlecreations36Each book report in this bundle is also for sale separately in my TpT store. But
"The Important Book" is a children's book written by Margaret Wise Brown.
*This handy packet contains numerous activities that can be used with this popular children's book. You can pick and choose which activities would best suit your specific classroom needs. This is a great book
One of the coolest ways that I have been able to get my kids to identify the main idea and details within a book if to have them create a movie poster! Kiddos will read their book and then they will:
-identify the most important details within the text (which will become elements of the picture or
This is the perfect introductory lesson for teaching main idea skills. It can be used as a review or when teaching this skill for the first time to students. Regardless, I definitely recommend adding this lesson to any main idea unit.You must have at least one copy of "The Important Book" by Margare
This getting-to-know-you writing activity, inspired by "The Important Book" by Margaret Wise Brown is one of my favorite beginning-of-the-year projects.
In The Important Book, the author describes basic objects (like an apple, or a shoe) through patterned verse–listing the topic, main idea, and det
A "Big book" is a Project GLAD strategy that aids in the acquisition of language and literacy skills. Big books are teacher-made, lesson specific books that provide relevant details, images, and summarizes the main idea in a repetitive phrase.This big book is perfect to supplement your unit on techn
A Great Plan for a Teacher Observation!
Written by: Carolyn Sellars & Julia Hanley
The purpose of this lesson is to provide an introduction to the parts of a paragraph, but in a poem format. It also provides a model that students can use to demonstrate their knowledge of facts about any topic.
A wonderful collection of activities that correlate with the book,
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Parts of a book
Characters, setting, problem, solution, important facts
Main idea with details
Writing First, Next, Then, Last
Who what when where why how
Illustration of set
If you are reading the book The Important Book, this product is just what you need to allow your students to reflect on a powerful story!In this no-prep product, you will find two main idea and details pages for students to complete with the story, two main idea and details pages for students to ref
Objective: Identify the main idea of a group of words, phrases and sentences while gaining background information about events, situations, and people surrounding the Holocaust.Note: I used this to solidify important background knowledge before reading the book, Heroes of the Holocaust: True Stories
The Important Book is a great way to start of the year. With this book students will learn a little about main idea and details on the way. Read the book as a read aloud then have students brainstorm why they are important. They will then create a first draft, then edit, and finalize. When all stude
Who decides what’s important? When it comes to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which is more important, the peanut butter or the jelly? The bread, maybe? Perspective and/or individual tastes and experiences can sway one’s opinion of what’s significant, although there are some things that we al
Suggestions for Use Make copies of the four pages. Leave the back page 11 inches long, and then cut each of the other pages 1-inch shorter than the following page. See the photographs of my students’ work for a better understanding.
*Now part of a Comprehension Strategies Mega-Bundle*SAVE here: Comprehension Strategies Mega-Bundle*Available in DIGITAL version here:Main Idea for Google SlidesIdentifying the Main Idea is such an important skill, but can sometimes be hard for young learners to grasp. This interactive PowerPoint in