This is an interactive flipchart I created to teach a lesson using Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Students will learn what main idea is and three strategies to find it: look for repeated ideas, look for ideas supported by several details, and look at the first/last sentence of the passage. The teacher guides through the first several attempts, then students should work alone or with partners to find main idea of each excerpt of the story. This flipchart was used with third graders, but would work for second graders just as well.
*This will only work if you have ActivInspire (Promethean software).