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This hands-on resource includes fun and engaging activities to teach the concept of main idea and supporting details. It includes a mini lesson, PowerPoint presentation, games, activities, practice sheets, passages, crafts, an assessment, and SO MUCH MORE! All of the activities were designed to get your students moving and interacting while discovering the main focus of a text.
This bundle includes various levels of activities: Beginning with naming the main idea of a group of objects to determining the main idea of a multi-paragraph text and finding the focus and details of each paragraph. Will you use every activity with every child? Probably not! It includes a wide range of skills depending on the individual needs of your students. For example, one of my guided reading groups will be finding the main idea in the multi-paragraph text while another group will be working to find the main idea of a paragraph.
This unit focuses on the following standards:
RI.1.2 – Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.2.2 – Identify the main topic of a multiparagraphtext as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Included in this unit:
•Main Idea and Detail PowerPoint Presentation
•Lessons and Activities Overview
•Mini Lesson – Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
•Activity #2 – Main Idea Bags
•Activity #3 – Detail Match Up Class Game
•Activity #4 – Detail Match Up 2
•Activity #5 – Sort it Out!
•Activity #6 – Partner Match Up
•Extra Practice Sheets Examples/Answer Key
•Main Idea and Detail FoldOver
•My Friends – Find the main idea and list two supporting details.
•Wonderful Worms – Find the main idea and list two supporting details.
•My Birthday – Find the main idea and list two supporting details.
•A Dog For a Pet – Find the main idea and list two supporting details.
•Spring – Find the detail that does not support the main idea.
•Shining Main Ideas – Write the main idea that represents a group of words.
•Picture Perfect Main Ideas – Use the given photograph to write a main idea and supporting details.
•Hand Craft – List the main idea and five details.
•Ice Cream Craft – Write the main idea in the cone and the details on the scoops.
•It’s Raining Craft
•Gear Up Passages – Multi Paragraph Texts
•Three Types of Rocks
•Cut and Paste – Determine where each paragraph should begin
I am a believer in a hands-on approach to teaching. Students learn when they are deeply engaged in the learning process. But, what does it mean to be hands-on in reading class? From my experience with reading instruction, my students learn best when they are reading, talking about what they are reading, conversing with their friends, moving, and involved in deep discussion. Students learn so much from each other and my reading classroom is nothing but silent.