Students often struggle with the concepts of main idea and supporting details. This activity provides 4 main ideas and 4 related details for each main idea. Students determine which 4 details support each main idea/subtopic.
The topic of fleas should appeal to your reluctant boy writers.
Includes extension activities: One activity asks the students to do further reading/research to add a new main idea with supporting details. Another extension can be provided by involving the students in writing a paragraph for each of the 4 subtopics and then combining them for an essay on fleas.
Cover Page 1
Teacher Notes 2
Table of Contents 3
Student Directions for activity 4
Student Directions – paragraph writing 5
Sample Page 6
Main Idea Mats (Doghouses) 7-10
Detail Cards 11-15
Student Recording Sheet 16
Answer Key 17
Writing Stationery 18-21
Thank You/Terms 22
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