Saturday, March 25, 2017
Topic and Main Idea
Fun and engaging activities to introduce Topic and Main Idea to students . These two elements are often confusing and difficult for children to differentiate. This bulletin board was our cumulative project of studying topic and main idea. Activities are shared below.
Next, students were asked to find words that explained the Main Idea. In the example below seeds, petals, stems and roots are all parts of flowers. Then they listed words that explained the main idea, a school environment, with a bus, book, board and kids.
The lesson was introduced with the following work sheets to help students build an understanding of main idea by determining what the four words have in common
Next, we read the following passage and determined the topic and main idea. We highlighted the area that explained the most important idea, many types of transportation, of the topic - determined to be travel. Next, students underlined the types of transportation.
The passage used in the lesson
Additional templates and modeled lesson