Topic, Main Idea, Details, and Paraphrasing Bundle

Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
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    General Information Doc and generic tri-fold brochure template


    PLEASE READ: This bundle includes PDFs with my Paraphrasing State Research product and my Main Idea, Topic, Details product (see links above). 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 teach students a strategy for paraphrasing and then use their paraphrasing skills to take notes while researching a state. In the bonus materials, I included a blank tri-fold brochure template to allow the teacher or students to choose any research topic in place of the state research project.

    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.

    Bundle Includes:

    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)

    3) Ranking words vocabulary activity

    United States regions, social studies, history, U.S. postcard project, paraphrasing, topic, main idea, details, geography

    Total Pages
    72 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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