Creating a Book Using Main Ideas and Details from Expository Text

This Creating a Book Using Main Ideas and Details from Expository Text activity & project also includes:

Sixth graders complete a series of activities that enhances their understanding of finding the main idea by dissecting a reading selection on The Titanic. In the final activity, 6th graders create a picture book based on the main ideas and supporting details they collected from the previous activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign as an at-home project
  • Designate days for students to work on the project at school in case they have questions
Classroom Considerations

  • There are three activities that build off one another
  • Final product books are meant to be shared with younger students or fellow peers
  • Assign due dates for each portion of the activity to make sure class members are working in a timely manner 
Pros

  • Reproducibles are included
Cons

  • The Titanic reading passage is not the best quality
Common Core