Second graders examine various strategies for brainstorming ideas for writing papers. They draw a scribble on a paper, discuss ways to think of ideas for writing a story, and write a story about the picture they see in their scribble.
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Informational Text: Central Idea/Theme/Summary
Set your class up for success with determining a main idea using this set of activities. Pupils work collaboratively to categorize sentence strips by what they are doing (expressing the main idea, adding key details, etc.). They then...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using a Title to Determine Main Idea (Nonfiction)
Young readers explore a nonfiction text for its main idea. They will listen to the book Animal Sight by Kirsten Hall, and then observe as the teacher models a main idea think-aloud. Later, for independent practice, they listen to the...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Determining Ideas and Adding Details
A handy TFDC (topic/fact/detail/conclusion) graphic organizer (included) allows young writers to outline and record their main ideas and supporting details in the prewriting phase. They then continue to add details to the topic sentences...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts