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This product gives students an intro to learning about and understanding main idea. They are simple pictures with common themes so main ideas are obvious to spot. This can be done whole group, small group, with paras or easy enough for volunteers! (You could even send as homework!)
After teaching main idea (using picture power to determine the book's big idea), students spent time during independent reading to figure out main ideas in their own stories. When I sent them off to do this work, I gave them a small piece of paper (almost like an exit ticket) to record their main idea on. When we gathered back to the carpet, I glued their papers on resulting in a wonderful co-created main idea chart!
Included in this product:
1 Poster (to aid in teaching what main ideas are)
14 Fill in the bubble (students use picture power to determine the main idea)
14 Fill in the blank (the same pictures are used but instead of filling in the bubble, they have the option to write the main idea)
2 Blank main idea pages (students can create their own main idea worksheet)
2 The main idea of my story is (to be used for a classroom chart)
I hope this product meets your needs. My students now have a deeper understanding of main idea and I hope yours will as well!