This product is designed to support students in learning and practicing a new strategy: finding main idea. Teacher pages explain how to use the gradual release model to help students move from learning the new strategy to supported practice to independent practice.
Included in this product...
- Teacher Tips Page: the gradual release model
- Printable anchor chart
- Concrete introduction activity directions: What's the Big Idea?
- Cards and handout for the What's the Big Idea? activity
- Guided Practice: a complete text to use during read aloud or shared reading to introduce the strategy with a think-aloud. Includes guiding questions for using the strategy.
- Main Idea Task Cards: 3 cards at each level, 3 different levels
- Scaffolded independent reading response sheet (2 versions)
- Strategy Bookmarks
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