Friday, February 7, 2014

Learning Main Idea!

This week we are learning about main idea!  Everyone is doing great with this so far!

Here is what we learned...

Things to look at to help determine the main idea:
1. title
2. headings
3. captions
4. Picture clues
5. Text clues
6. Repeated words
7. First sentence of a passage/ last sentence of a passage
(Ask your kids about this...they should know every answer on this list!)
We refer to these notes to help us figure out the main idea!
To practice figuring out the main idea, we played a few games.  We used main idea bags to determine the main idea of the pictures in each bag.

We also played a sort game. This time they had to sort the words (details) into groups and decide what the main idea of each group should be.