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It’s Day Six of Celebrate Reading Month and today I am going to cover how to teach key details and main idea! If you’ve missed the previous posts, no problem! Fun activities, free stuff, and more are all yours by visiting THIS link. Definitely go check them out! Today, we’re going to talk about teaching key details […]

How to Teach Key Details and Main Idea

Celebrate Reading the whole month of March over at The Inspired Apple!

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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this Tabbed Books concept — a condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review! Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions […]

Tabbed Books: A Book Report Alternative

Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this condensed book report idea where students can write simplified book reviews. Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions that are easy for teachers to implement and great for students to complete after reading their favorite books!

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In my humble teaching opinion, teaching main idea to primary students has to be one of the most challenging parts of the literacy curriculum.  Pinpointing details, recognizing the most important ones, and then sorting through them to firmly grasp the author’s message is anything but easy.  Especially when you’re six!  That main idea stuff is […]

Teaching Key Details with Bubblegum!

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Educational Activities, ELA, first grade, Home School, Key Details, Literacy, Main Idea, Reading, Second Grade, Teach

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Not only am I making it easy for you to find my favorite holiday resources but I’m sharing the reason we’re celebrating today! Why are we celebrating, you ask? Faith’s central line removal surgery was today!  Sister is IV-free for the first time in her whole life.       School Stuff? Here’s a few […]

Holiday Resources + a CELEBRATION!

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Christmas, Educational Activities, ELA, family, first grade, holiday, Key Details, Kindergarten, Literacy, Main Idea, Second Grade, Teach

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I remember them moment I had the idea for this resource.  It was over a year ago and I was working with some intermediate students who were really struggling to identify key details and main idea on an activity.  They were in an intervention group I was working with, doing a very basic comprehension activity.  When […]

Teaching Key Details and Main Idea

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