Students identify someone they know who has overcome an obstacle in his/her life. They discuss difficult things they have done in their own lives and how one has to overcome obstacles to succeed.
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick Up the Pears
Work on making predictions and analyzing potential problems for the story Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears. Vocabulary words and questions are listed to help your learners develop inferences. Some creative writing potential is...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Number and Operations: Place Value
If your learners are learning about place value and number value comparisons, this set of engaging activities and worksheets will make your job easy! Scholars use math manipulatives to estimate and then determine how many seeds a colony...
1st - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using a Title to Determine the Main Idea
Use the title of a book to determine the main idea. Readers will view the cover of The Wedding and predict what the story will be about. Graphic organizers help chart important information and build new vocabulary. Other stories are used...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Best Main Idea
What is the main idea? Interest your young readers with this fun introductory lesson! After selecting several items from a paper bag, the teacher leads learners to determine the big idea for those items. This concept is then applied to...
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Blue Ribbon Readers: Determining Important Ideas
Brenda Z. Guiberson’s nonfiction book, Cactus Hotel, launches a series of activities that model for readers how to determine the main idea in a passage. Class members engage in an online interactive game to test their understanding. The...
K - 5th English Language Arts
Strategies for Determining the Meaning of a Word
What does that word mean? I can sound it out, but it just doesn't make sense. Teach your class a sure fire strategy to combat those pesky unknown words. You'll introduce the concept of context clues through metacognitive modeling,...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed