Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What Causes a Sore Throat?

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Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
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This activity uses a high interest nonfiction article with permission from Highlights Children, Inc. There are various levels of the graphic organizer included to help students understand how main ideas and details are related and that NOT ALL MAIN IDEAS CAN BE FOUND IN THE ARTICLE (huge misconception with many teachers). The easiest way to teach main idea and detail is to tell your students that you can see or draw a detail - but not a main idea. Ideas are abstract and can only be generated when like details show the reader the main idea. When reading an article, for example, the author will include ALL of the details but not all (and sometimes no) main ideas in the text.

Main Idea = The Topic + What the author tells us about the topic

So no more "looking" for the main idea. It's time to generate those main ideas people...

The details in this article are in the form of Sequential Cause and Effect.

Page 1 - Cover Page
Page 2 - Article "What Causes a Sore Throat?" from Highlights Children, Inc.
Page 3 - Graphic Organizer (complete/answer key)
Page 4 - Graphic Organizer for students to complete (main idea given; cause (sequence) and effect blank)
Page 5 - Graphic Organizer for students to complete (main idea and effect given; sequence/cause blank)
Page 6 - Graphic Organizer for students to complete (cloze format)
Page 7 - Graphic Organizer (blank)
Page 8 - Students use G.O. to write a summary of the article
Page 9 - Common Core Standards
Page 10 - Links to more goodies

CCSS
RI.2.2; RI.3.2; RI.3.8; RI.4.1; RI.4.2; RI.4.5; RI.4.8; RI.4.10; RI.5.1; RI.5.2; RI.5.5; RI.5.8; RI.5.10
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11
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Teaching Duration
40 Minutes

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Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
Reading Skills using Highlights Magazine articles - What C
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