This product contains a variety of resources to have your students practice the skill of main idea and finding important details. Each resource was made with the concept of gradual release of responsibility in mind (GRR- I do, we do, you do).
Included in this printables set:
*1 main idea chart & teacher guide-great for interactive notebooks and classroom discussions about what finding the main idea means, what you should do through the reading process, and what types of questions you may be asked after.
*A brief informational passage about sea turtles. This particular passage is set up in a very concrete manner with mostly straight forward questions that can be found directly in the text. I use this directly after we fill out the note page to model my thinking when it comes to answering questions.
*An informational passage about red pandas. The passage has students annotate the text while answering comprehension questions focused around main idea. This passage is great for partner work, or even homework.
*An information passage about The Leaning Tower of Pisa. This particular passage has 1 question set that accompanies the passage. The questions are complex and ask students to really synthesize and think deeply about the text. Use this for an assessment or independent work after the skill of main idea has been practiced through a variety of ways and texts.
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