Identifying the Main Idea is such an important skill, but can sometimes be hard for young learners to grasp. This interactive PowerPoint introduction and engaging follow-up activities not only make teaching this skill effective, but also FUN!
If you like my best-selling Decoding Strategies packs, you will LOVE this Comprehension Strategy pack! It has everything you need to teach and reinforce the Main Idea & Details comprehension strategy in a fun, exciting way!!
In keeping with my character packs, this one has a Main Idea Moose to help make the strategy more memorable and engaging, but I also included posters and materials without the moose as an option.
~Suggested lesson sequence
Detailed plan to implement. Perfect for grades 1 and 2, but many activities can also be used in K and for struggling learners in grade 3.
~Interactive PowerPoint Slideshow
(see preview for some of the slides) Includes passages and pictures to help demonstrate identifying the main idea and details in a simple way.
: 4 options available (with and without the moose)
FIVE Differentiated non-fiction passages, three versions of each:
Version 1- Students color-code passage, then cut and paste to complete a web
Version 2- Easier text. Students color-code passage, then color the pictures of the details included.
Version 3- Students color-code passage, then draw the details.
~Cut & Paste Printables
Students cut and paste the sentences in order, starting with the main idea. FIVE passage printables.
~What's the Main Idea? card game
20 Picture cards. Kids identify main idea and details. Can be used to play Scoot. Directions, recording sheet, and answer keys included.
~What's the Main Idea? printables
Students write the main idea and details of a group of pictures. 2 line options.
~Main Idea Flowerpot center
Students match the detail flowers with the main idea flowerpots.
~Main Idea Flowerpot Craft
Students match the flower petals to the main idea centers, then glue to flowerpot. 2 levels included.
~Main Idea Graphic Organizers
: Can be used with any book, or as planning for writing.
*****So much to see! Please see preview for a better picture!*****
Goes perfectly with my Sequencing Squirrel Comprehension Strategy Pack. Please click here:Sequencing Squirrel
And, my Compare & Contrast Cami Chameleon Comprehension Strategy Pack. Please click here:Compare & Contrast Cami Chameleon
For a look at my Decoding Reading Strategy Bundle, please click here:Reading Strategy Bundle: 6 packs in one plus bonus review pack
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