It's Sunday...already??? Man, why do the weekends go so fast? It's going to be a crazy busy week with Halloween but I am really looking forward to it!
Before I begin, I wanted to announce the winner of my milestone giveaway!
Congrats Mandy B
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Over the past week I have started teaching main idea! I just wanted to share a few things that I did which really helped my kids start to understand how to find this very difficult concept!
The first thing we did was watch a BrainPop video! We just love Tim and Moby over here in E3!
This main idea one is actually free:)
The second thing I did was use my unit What's the BIG Idea to introduce what main idea is and how to find it!
The kids really like the main idea wheels!
Next, I used Christina Bainbridge's Main Idea and Details Race!
This was awesome! The kids were able to quickly identify the main idea. They did have a harder time with one of the sets, but once we talked it out, they got it!
Then, I used these 5 main idea passages!
I split the class up into 5 groups and they each got the same animal. It was a great way for students to work together with finding the main idea.
Next week is spider week! And I plan on adding some spider main idea passages in there!
We have a long way to go for being main idea masters...but at least we are getting there!
What do you do to teach main idea? I am always looking for more ideas!
Have a great week!!!