Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Main Idea Tables

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone.  I sure did enjoy some wonderful time of with my family, and I got to spend some time with some wonderful friends that I don't get to see as often as I would like.  Things are back in full force at school though.  We have hit the ground running in hopes of making the most of these next 3 1/2 weeks before Christmas break!

This week, the new reading skill that we are working on is the main idea.  I am not even going to lie...this is one reading skill that I don't particularly love to teach.  It just always seems to be one of the more difficult concepts for my kiddos.  I did some searching around on TPT and found some great main idea activities that I just can't wait to use!  I LOVE TPT!  What a time-saver it has been for me!

On top of that, one of my wonderful co-workers shared a cute main idea activity with me!  It is a little foldable main idea table.  It is such a cute way to visually show the main idea as the center, the big picture on the table, and representing the supporting details on the table legs since the legs support the table....just like the supporting details "support" the main idea! :)  How brilliant is that!  Anyway, after about 30 minutes of trying to draw and cut out little tables, my perfectionism got the best of me!  I quit, went straight to powerpoint, and created a template to use!  Just thought I'd share it because these are so stinkin' cute! Click here to download the template & instructions for FREE!  :)

I can't wait to do thise with my class this week!  They're going to be so cute!

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