In the teacher's edition of unit 1 Volume 2 in Reading Street, turn to page 119b and make copies of the short story for your students. Locate facts and details to determine the main idea of the story, "Saguaro Cactus." Students will write their answsers on this printout and draw a giant saguaro cactus on a construction paper.
The teacher can take a picture of the students in "awe" of the cactus. Super fun activity!