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T.E.A.M. or TEAM is a strategy, acronym, and mnemonic device to help students find the main idea. This strategy can be used to help 6th-8th graders find the main idea.
This bundle contains color and black-and-white interactive journal inserts, personal anchor charts, passages, a bell ringer, a station, and a T.E.A.M. / TEAM worksheet that can be used with ANY text.
Why did I make this? While teaching 7th and 8th grade ELA, I noticed that my students were really struggling with identifying the main idea.
Part of the reason they struggled is they had never been given a strategy to use before. I began googling strategies, something short, something memorable, something catchy, but I came up with weird misspelled acronyms and long, taxing processes.
So I came up with TEAM. It’s only three steps. My kids love it, they remember it, they use it. I hope your kids will love it too!