PLEASE READ: This bundle is a zipped file with my United States Research Project Product and my Main Idea, Topic, Details product (see links below). If you purchased any of the listed products, this bundle includes the same files.
This bundle contains my materials for teaching topic, main idea, and details. It also includes materials to help students paraphrase and then use their paraphrasing skills to take notes while researching a state.
The two reading strategies work well when taught together and really improve students' abilities to read and recall the "meat" of a paragraph.
I included my free “Ranking Words” vocabulary activity, which is a great supplement to the paraphrasing strategy.
1) Topic, Main Idea, and Details
Common Core standards
Strategy for teaching topic, main idea, and detail (student notes can be displayed or individual notes can be copied for student notebooks)
9 Reading comprehension passages (1-2 paragraphs each, answer keys included)
2) Paraphrasing and State Brochure Project
Strategy for teaching paraphrasing (student notes can be displayed or individual notes can be copied for student notebooks)
Paraphrasing practice pages for words, phrases, and sentences (answer keys included)
State research project (printable booklet for notetaking, brochure template, and rubric included)
Letter writing and state postcard project (optional)
Determining United States regions Post-it notes activity (3 chart options, teacher notes included)
Ranking words vocabulary activity
You can purchase the Topic, Main Idea, and Details Product individually by clicking here
You can purchase the Paraphrasing and United States Brochure Project individually by clicking here
You can download the Ranking Words Vocabulary Activity for free by clicking here
United States regions, social studies, history, U.S. postcard project, paraphrasing, topic, main idea, details, geography