Use a children's book to teach summary, main idea, and theme all at the same time! This 5-page cooperative learning activity helps students really understand what makes a summary different from main idea and theme.
Why this works: By analyzing these differences in one text, students understand the purpose of each skill and can visually see how a summary is larger than a main idea statement, and how a theme does not contain text-specific information.
With this purchase, you will get a .PDF of:
• a complete set of teacher instructions
• a model of the triangle graphic organizer for the story “Little Red Riding Hood”
• a blank triangle graphic organizer to print or display as a reference for students
• a student instruction page
• a ready-to-use rubric
STAAR and Common Core aligned!
Tip: Copy the student instruction page and rubric front to back.