Are you hoping to start the new year off with a more dynamic and engaging program that enhances student learning and leads to more effective and easy instructional program? Than the use of technology is the way to go! This Powerpoint presentation accompanies the Treasures Reading Program Unit 1 selection, "Earth Smart," and makes use of strong visuals to teach the reading skill of Main Idea and Details. The lesson begins with direct instruction into the skill, and then is followed up with scaffolded slides throughout the reading. It will save you time and without a doubt lead to more effective first instruction.