Main Idea: The Honeybee

Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea: The Honeybee
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Main Idea, Text Features, and Fluency!

This is a BUNDLED pack of
Please DO NOT purchase this bundle in addition to the packs above, or we will all just be sad.

Main Idea and Text Features pack:
This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea, in nonfiction text. It contains one informational article about the honeybee. It is labeled as a Lexile level 790L, but I successfully read this piece with the child that I tutor, that is only in second grade. Because it is nonfiction, and there are some content related vocabulary words, the level was driven up. This pack is perfect for guided reading or as independent work.

After students read the article and answer the questions and/ or fill out the graphic organizer, students can cut the article apart and glue the text features into a text features hunt book. A smaller, one page, version of the article is included, in black and white, for students to cut apart. I do recommend that the original article be printed in color, if possible, so students can see the pictures.

Students can also answer questions about the article. Students will have to use the text features to answers the questions. This would be perfect as a center or small group activity. Two different sets of questions are included. One set of questions is more difficult. The cover sheet for the activity is included in color or black and white to best meet the teacher’s needs.

Included in this pack:
-A circle map to activate prior knowledge
-3 vocabulary cards, with photographs
-Informational article in color
-Informational article in black and white
-Main idea questions and answer key
-Main idea graphic organizer and answer key (each heading)
-Main idea graphic organizer and answer key (entire article)
-Article for scavenger hunt
-Text Feature Book with cut and paste definitions for all features in this article
-Two sets of questions, a higher and lower level, about the text features with recording sheet and answer key.
-Honeybee diagram to label with answer key

The text features included in this article:
-Bold, underlined print (types of print)

Honeybee Fluency pack:
This pack was created to help 2nd- 3rd graders practice fluency. All the passages are written within the 2nd- 3rd Lexile band according to the CCS.

This pack includes:
• Tips for using fluency passages
• 3 level passages on the same topic (avoiding bee stings)
• Student copies and teacher copies of the passages
• Comprehension questions about the passages (multiple choice or open answer format) with answer keys

There are three different passages all about honeybees and stings. The three passages are written on three different levels (610L, 630L, 670L). The level of each passage is on the bottom right of each passage. Except for these numbers, all the passages look the same with the same border, font, and picture. The teacher can use these as individual assessments, whole group practice, or leveled partner practice.

Student copies and teacher copies are included. The teacher copy includes the total number of words in each line, as well as an area to record the number of errors, accuracy rate, and correct words per minute for three different reads.

Also included are two different comprehension sheets (a multiple choice and open answer version). Both sheets contain the same questions, with just a different format and can be used for all three passages. Answer keys are also included.

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