Saturday, December 7, 2013

What's the Main Idea?

I have my full formal observation on Monday and I was planning on doing a lesson on main idea and details.  I introduced main idea yesterday, so my kiddos could get some practice with that.  I started my lesson with the "Main Idea Bag".  Inside I put different objects that supported a main idea.  

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!



2 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the "main idea bag." I also use the phrase what is the big idea when we take a first picture walk through a book. We then go back and read the story to see if our guess at the big idea was right. The bag though would add a great visual piece to the actual understanding of what it is we are looking for. Thanks!

    Erin
    It's "OWL" Good in Kindergarten

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