Main Idea Paper Bag Book, Main Idea Project, Main Idea Activity
This main idea project breaks the skill down and provides multiple opportunities for instruction and practice. Finding the main idea is a HUGE skill for kids in grades 2-5. The project works very well with strategy groups, for intervention, and for test prep. You can be use them as a work station, in interactive notebooks, or as an at home project too. The preview shows you how each page is used.
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This main idea project breaks the skill down and provides multiple opportunities for instruction and practice. Finding the main idea is a HUGE skill for kids in grades 2-5. The main idea project works very well with strategy groups, for intervention, and for test prep. You can be use them as a work station, in interactive notebooks, or as an at home project too. The preview shows you how each page is used.
HOW DOES THIS MAIN IDEA PROJECT HELP STUDENTS?
Students learn how to analyze information to determine the main idea of paragraphs, articles, and books. In this main idea project, the first four pages are meant for instruction in a gradual release format. Students then…
- work with two close reading articles
- group sentence details together and determine the main idea
- work with a nonfiction text and a fictional text for main idea
- and summarize what they’ve learned.
You can use the pages in the book as displayed or in interactive notebooks.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE MAIN IDEA PROJECT?
- What is the Main Idea
- How do I find the main idea?
- Connecting Main Idea and Details
- Main Idea and Details Example
- The Real Scoop about Raccoons (Flipbook)
- The Interesting Life of Giraffes (Flipbook)
- Sorting Details to Determine the Main Idea
- Main Idea with Penguins!
- Main Idea with Miss Rumphius
- Summary of my Learning
- Grading Rubric
WHAT OTHER TEACHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT MY PAPER BAG BOOKS:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Diva S. says, “I just printed this for my class! This will be such an awesome culminating activity on main idea for my class! Thank you so much!☺️”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lindsey G. says, “My students did not actually make the book – however we used the cards as more of a sort in groups and they LOVED it! ”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ammie S. says, “My students really enjoyed making the book & learning about the main idea! Thank you!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Christina K. says, “This was a great resource for teaching and practicing main idea. My students loved making the book.”
OTHER PAPER BAG BOOKS YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS WOULD ENJOY:
- Exploring Theme
- Fact and Opinion? Can You Decide?
- Narrative Elements
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Making Inferences
- Cause and Effect Relationships
- Drawing Conclusions
- Point of View
- Main Idea
- Nonfiction Text Features
To get them all, purchase the bundle (includes 16 projects!)
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