Nonfiction reading passage. I created this lesson to be used while the class was reading "Charlotte's Web" so we had lots of pig and spider related activities going on in the classroom. Our local fall agricultural fair was in town and it was college week. Later in the same week we were doing an economics lesson about saving money so this also provided some background knowledge the students will be able to use in the near future. I purposely left the passage without a title. I had the students give it their own title based on the main idea after they completed the Blue Ribbon.
Use with my Blue Ribbon graphic organizer for lesson on identifying main idea and supporting details. I also have the PowerPoint available I used during the lesson.