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Often, main idea is taught by having students identify the topic sentence, but this doesn't always work. This 47-page main idea packet helps scaffold students into having a true understanding of the difference between main idea and details. In this product:
1. Students sort words into groups and determine an appropriate title (the main idea) for each of the groups.
2. Students are given a main idea topic and have to come up with supporting details.
3. Students are given supporting details and have to determine the main idea.
4. Students are given several related words and have to determine which of the words represents the main idea.
Finally, students practice main idea and details within text.
1. Students are given a paragraph, and they have to determine which sentence in the paragraph does not belong because it does not support the main idea.
2. Students are given a short paragraph and 4 sentences about the paragraph. They must determine which sentence represents the main idea of the paragraph, and which sentences are details.
This 96-page product encourages students not only to identify text features found in nonfiction text, but to explain the purpose of the text features. The following is included in this text features product:
-18 full page text feature posters, 18 half page text feature posters
-text feature charts for students to use as a quick reference
-2 text feature book templates for a class book or individual book
-2 text feature reusable scavenger hunts
-24 text feature task cards
-8 no prep text feature activities (reading and writing)
The text features included in this product are: chart/graph, bullet points, caption, bold print, diagram, glossary, illustration, index, italics, labels, map, photograph, heading, table of contents, table, fact box/side bar, title, and title page.
Point of View
Point of view is not just about first or third person! Although this packet has a few activities that help students understand first and third person point of view, it also covers other point of view skills. This product focuses on points of view within narratives.
Included in this point of view product:
-4 point of view worksheets that have students think about what character is telling the story
-a point of view scavenger hunt where students read a passage and determine what the different characters think
-4 short narratives that have students agree or disagree with a character's point of view, and defend their thinking
-a student reference poster for first and third person point of view
-a cut and paste point of view activity that has students differentiate between first and third person points of view
-2 writing activities for first and third person points of view
-1 point of view worksheet that can be used with any narrative
-2 point of view writing activities that can be used with any narrative
-a rubric for the writing activities
Cause and Effect
This 44 page cause and effect packet provides a huge assortment of activities to help students come to a thorough understanding of cause and effect. Some of the activities include:
Included in this cause and effect packet:
-a cause and effect anchor chart
-5 cause and effect cut and paste activities
-7 cause and effect worksheets that require student generated responses
-a cause and effect matching game
-24 cause and effect task cards
-4 blank, reusable cause and effect graphic organizers
-answer keys and rubric
Character Traits: Building Vocabulary
This 29 - page character trait product is designed to help students improve their understanding of the vocabulary associated with character traits. Included in this product are:
- 3 pages of character trait word sorts
-1 character trait scavenger hunt with answer sheet
-2 character trait word sort continuum activities to help students consider the connotations of different words
-1 character trait anchor chart/reference sheet
-3 character trait worksheets for students to apply what they have learned
-1 character trait mobile activity
Compare and Contrast: Nonfiction Texts
This 45 page product allows students to compare and contrast nonfiction texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram. This compare and contrast product includes:
-2 introductory activities
-3 original nonfiction passages for students to practice comparing and contrasting 2 topics within 1 text
-2 sets of 2 original nonfiction passages for students to compare two texts on the same topic
-follow up questions or activities for each passage to encourage students to think about comparing and contrasting in a variety of ways
-a compare and contrast scavenger hunt activity
-a compare and contrast "snowball fight" activity
Compare and Contrast: Fiction
Compare and Contrast: Fiction - This 50 page compare and contrast product helps students to compare and contrast fiction passages in a variety of ways. Students are asked to compare and contrast using venn diagrams, charts, and a variety of questions. Students are also asked to compare and contrast within a text, as well as compare and contrast 2 texts.
Included in this compare and contrast product are:
- 2 introductory comparing and contrasting activities using a Venn Diagram and a chart
-1 reading passage where students are asked to compare and contrast themselves with the main character
-1 reading passage where students are asked to compare and contrast 2 characters in the passage
-2 poems over the same topic with activities to compare and contrast the two poems
-2 poems written by the same author with activities to compare and contrast the two poems
-2 reading passages written from a different point of view, and a compare and contrast scavenger hunt activity
-2 reading passages written about the same character, and a Snowball Fight compare and contrast activity
-a rubric and answer keys for grading
Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical