Don't you just love www.readinga-z.com?? Our school has been using these amazing leveled books for a few years and it has been so helpful to differentiate and provide students with a variety of texts throughout the year. This little packet is a companion pack
for the level J book "Sharks."
Included in this pack is:
~A guide to a 2-day small group lesson on main idea
~5 page packet (or individual sheets) with a before reading question to build background knowledge, vocabulary practice, main idea and details practice, after reading comprehension questions, and a little illustration fun to wrap it up!
I use this book and packet in small groups after I have modeled and taught main idea for a good amount of time. It is excellent practice at finding the main idea of sections of a book.