This main idea lesson can be used as an earth day lesson also.
For this lesson, students are practicing to find the main idea, while using a main idea map to gather their thoughts and ideas.
Students will write a letter (the letters are tiered) about the recycling topic received. This lesson can be used with Recycle by Gail Gibbons, or any other recycling book that is broken down into sections.
After writing letters, students are able categorize items to practice placing articles into their correct bins.
Keep in mind the lesson is tiered, so you may just use one letter template or all three, depending on what your class demography.