I choose the quietest kiddos to pick out an item out of the bag. After all the items were out of the bag, we brainstormed what the main idea could be.
Some of our ideas were school supplies, colorful things, and art supplies. The main idea for was art supplies or things an artist would use.
We "taught" our turn and talk partner what main idea is and during Daily 5 each kiddo was asked to read a book, find the main idea, and write it on a sticky note.
They posted all their main ideas on the poster and at the end of Daily 5 we shared their main ideas.
Monday we will add the details part of this strategy!