This graphic organizer is a great resource to use during literacy rotations. As students read their leveled books the supporting organizer will help students identify what the main idea is. Additionally, students are asked to write down three key details that connect to the main idea.
The organizer is broken down into the following sections:
The organizer first asks the student a 'knowledge question.' The instructional goal of the knowledge question is to have the student recall basic information and facts before attempting the content standard. (Knowledge Question: What is main idea?)
The organizer then asks the student a 'skills question.' The skills question insures that the student can apply knowledge of the text to reason. (Skills Question: What is the main idea of the text and state three key details?)
Additionally, this organizer is a great teacher resource. It defines main idea in student friendly language. It helps guide the lesson by stating how 'good readers' use this standard to build comprehension.
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