Students will be able to analyze various items in a baggy. All items are related in some way. They are to come up with a "main idea" for each baggy based on the items in the bag and their similarities.
Next, the students will be given another baggy with sentence strips that are associated with each specific "item baggy". They are to work in groups to identify the topic sentence of each group of sentences and put the sentences in order.
*Please use caution when distributing the item bags (example: rubber gloves & potential student allergies). I did not allow my students to open the item baggies.