Teaching Main Idea and Details is a fun, but tricky topic. Get students to have maximum engagement with this Main Idea Unit!
I personally love teaching all comprehension strategies. It is kind of my teaching jam! I have a strong belief in teaching comprehension strategies in the younger grades in order for them to fall in love with reading. I mean, who really wants to just read words for nothing?! What I have done is developed my Main Idea and Details activities into a product that now makes it so you can teach Main Idea and Details with ANY book that is a fiction or a non-fiction story/selection! That way no matter what program you are using you can tie these activities in with it. I have laid out for you a simple way to use “The Little Red Hen”/ or “Cats” (a simple non fiction selection) to help initially teach Main Idea in a fun act it out kind of way. Along with some simple worksheets to help them recognize Main Idea and Details. Other than that; all crafts, graphic organizers, ect, have no limit to what book to tie it in with.
Teaching Outline Suggestions
C.C.S.S. Addressed for Kindergarten 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade
Act Out Main Idea and Details with Non-fiction: Cats (print out book in pack) and The Little Red Hen (Print out book in pack)
Teaching Cards/ Anchor Poster Examples/ Posters for your Focus Wall
Main Idea Song
Main Idea and Details Graphic Organizers and Worksheets
Interactive Notebook Pages
Main Idea and Details Light Bulb Chandelier Craft
Main Idea and Details Ladybug Craft
Main Idea and Details Kiddo Thinking Craft
Main Idea and Details Birdhouse Craft
Main Idea and Details Car Craft
Main Idea and Details Star Dude Craft
Main Idea and Details Comprehension Tri-Folds (2)
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