Teaching Main Idea

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I like the ideas- using details to determine the main idea! The Different Types of Main Idea Questions--Great Teaching Resource When Reading a Book or Teaching Main Idea to Kids Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Teaching Reading, Reading Skills, Learning, Reading Intervention, Writing Skills, Guided Reading, Math Lessons

Different Types of Main Idea Questions

I am a stickler for making sure that students understand what questions are asking them to do. When I work with students across grade levels, I spend part of the time on question comprehension. Understanding what a question is asking one to do is the first step. There are several ways to word a main idea question. These are the most common formats and also the ones that can be tricky for students. I begin the unit with main idea manipulatives to help students conceptualize what main idea…

Discover main idea and main topic anchor chart ideas for easy classroom success including links to valuable teaching resources. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading, Cafe Strategies, Reading Stamina

What's the Big Idea???

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! My favorite thing from today? Learning about "The Big Idea!" We have been talking a lot about the main idea of things we have read. Today I changed my verbiage a bit and introduced "What's the Big Idea?" We learned that finding the main idea is like telling about the "big idea" of the story. I created another anchor chart to help my kiddos and remind them what it was all about. We practiced finding the big idea together. I read the book…

This pin includes anchor charts for main idea in second grade. Main Idea Anchor Charts use this one! Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Comprehension Strategies, Cafe Strategies, Thinking Strategies, Reading Help

Pigeons, Skunks, Halloween, and Anchor Charts

It's safe to say at this point, all weeks are super busy. I meant blog earlier in the week, but of course I didn't. Which leads to the real...

Main idea Growing Firsties: Farley, Common Core Crunch - May & Giveaway Alert 2nd Grade Worksheets, Reading Worksheets, Kindergarten Worksheets, In Kindergarten, Science Worksheets, Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading

May Printables - Math and ELA

May Printables aligned with Common Core ELA and Math for Test Prep, Morning Work, Word Work, Sub Tub and Daily 5!

Reading Notes I made a new Guided Reading handout for my Guided Reading binder to keep track of my Guided Reading Notes.I made a new Guided Reading handout for my Guided Reading binder to keep track of my Guided Reading Notes. Guided Reading Binder, Guided Reading Groups, Reading Notes, Guided Reading Activities, Guided Reading Lessons, Guided Reading Organization, Guided Math, Close Reading, Reading Resources

Guided Reading Notes - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Guided reading notes made easy! Read how I use ONE guided reading form to help me stay organized and grab the template for free!

Joyful Learning In KC: Writing Workshop Main Idea.Guess the Main Idea Kindergarten Smorgasboard, Kindergarten Literacy, Literacy Activities, Main Idea Activities, Reading Activities, Language Activities, Educational Activities, Reading Lessons, Reading Resources

Mystery Monday and Talking Tuesday

The morning message had many missing letters!!! It was Mystery Monday and we had to Guess the Main Idea of the circle map! Last we...

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Strategies for Reading Longer Words

Strategies for Reading Longer Words {free download} | This Reading Mama

This works well for small groups or centers. You will need to cut out and laminate each of the 'details' and put them into a sack. Next, the students will look through each sack and try to figure out what is the main idea of the sack. Reading Lessons, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Learning, Reading Tips, Reading Centers, Reading Groups, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills

Main Idea Supplemental Activities

This product includes the following: Mystery Sack Main Idea Activity: This works well for small groups or centers. You will need to cut out and laminate each of the 'details' and put them into a sack. Next, the students will look through each sack and try to figure out what is the main idea of the...

Loads of great thinking activities for mastering main idea, details and… Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Resources, Guided Reading, Human Resources

Main Idea Nonfiction Passages and Activities

Loads of great thinking activities for mastering main idea, details and summarize!g. Differentiated levels of nonfiction stories, end of year test format questions, card games, graphic organizers, posters and more. Perfect activities for whole class, literacy centers and small group work. $

 Your kids will have fun mastering main idea, details and summarizing with these graphic organizers. Great to use with any text. Comprehension Strategies, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Comprehension, 2nd Grade Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Learning, Main Idea

Main Idea Free Graphic Organizers

Please enjoy these free Common Core aligned and differentiated main idea, details and summary reading response graphic organizers to use with any fiction or nonfiction text. Five Graphic Organizers included: --Main Idea and Details Boxes and Arrows --Post It Notes - Main Idea, Details and Summary

 I missed hooking up with The Teaching Tribune on Monday and Tuesday because I've been sick. I suspect one of my little dumplings. Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, 1st Grade Writing, First Grade Reading, Teaching Main Idea, Teaching Ideas, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas

Worksheet Wednesday Linky

Yay! I missed hooking up with The Teaching Tribune on Monday and Tuesday because I've been sick. I suspect one of my little dumplings...

Tackling Main Idea and Details: Boxes and Bullets. I like this idea for modeling on the smartboard 2nd Grade Ela, 5th Grade Reading, Grade 3, Second Grade, Teaching Main Idea, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Readers Workshop, Writing Workshop

Tackling Main Idea and Details: Boxes and Bullets

Ok- I couldn't wait. I broke a blogging rule (posting more than once in one day). I just wanted to share how I teach main idea and detail. Not sure what you all use to teach main idea and details, but we use Teachers College's Reader's Workshop model. They put a heavy focus on the visual called, "Boxes and Bullets" to show main ideas and details. We discussed other ways to show main idea with visuals as well, but we will mainly use boxes and bullets for common assessments. However, to have…

Tales of a Tenacious Teacher: Tackling Main Idea and Details: Boxes and Bullets Reading Centers, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Activities, 4th Grade Ela, 4th Grade Reading, Third Grade, Readers Workshop, Writing Workshop

Tackling Main Idea and Details: Boxes and Bullets

Ok- I couldn't wait. I broke a blogging rule (posting more than once in one day). I just wanted to share how I teach main idea and detail. Not sure what you all use to teach main idea and details, but we use Teachers College's Reader's Workshop model. They put a heavy focus on the visual called, "Boxes and Bullets" to show main ideas and details. We discussed other ways to show main idea with visuals as well, but we will mainly use boxes and bullets for common assessments. However, to have…

Helping upper elementary students identify the main idea and supporting details is a key reading skill. This post offers specific tips and strategies to help - grades identify the main idea more easily! Third Grade Writing, Reading Test, Third Grade Reading, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Response, Reading Activities, Guided Reading, Second Grade

9 Strategies You Should Be Using to Teach Main Idea

These nine main idea strategies will help your students successfully master this important reading skill. The Teacher Next Door shares her favorite main idea strategies for teachers of upper elementary students.