Paint Strips: Not Just For Painting!
It is time for another Bright Idea for your classroom! Have you discovered the colorful fun of using paint strips in your class? There are so many different ways to use them! There are different
FREE Main Idea and Supporting Details Passages
Get a free sample of non-fiction reading passages that students can use to practice finding the main idea and supporting details. These high interest and engaging non-fiction topics make learning about main idea fun and interesting for students! Like what you see? Find this entire product and others...
Nonfiction Main Idea - Teaching with a Mountain View
Are you looking for a new an exciting way to have your students work on identifying main idea in nonfiction texts? This is a super low-prep activity that I've had great success with for years! Have extra Time for Kids or Scholastic News pages cluttering your room? I have the perfect activity for you! (and ... Read more
Main Idea - Details Practice Page
This worksheet provides students with practice identifying the topic, topic sentence, and supporting details in five high-interest paragraphs. An additional bonus activity is included as an extension for fast-finishers or advanced learners. A scaffolded version of this worksheet identifies the...
Reading Response for Any Book: One Concept, Five Approaches
I don't usually write about my own products unless they are free, but in this case, I am going to use them as examples to demonstrate five different ways that a teacher can approach the same concept. Of course, I would be thrilled if you saw something that you want to purchase, but the focus of this post is to highlight the different approaches, and