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Chair This is so colorful. This chair would be perfect in a reading nook or in the reading corner in a classroom. The teacher could use it when reading to the students.

4th Grade Frolics: Oh JOY, New Blogger, and Freebie

Dr Seuss Details- I found a Dr. Seuss book about weather and this could be used to go along with that book. I could then maybe make it into a mobile to hang around the room. It could also be used in different English/language arts lessons

Teaching main idea and supporting details with a paper bag. (Model first, ie stuff to make brownies.  Then students create own in groups or solo providing clues for others to guess their main idea. This can be done with other classmates or present to younger class).

I Teach. What's your super power?: Main Idea and Supporting Details + Surviving the End of the Year Students create their own main idea bag.

Venn diagrams are a great way to visually organize information.  And even young children can benefit from the use of Venn diagrams!In case you're unfa

Venn Diagram with Letters

The Teaching Classroom...videos of inspiring classrooms, all subjects and grade levels

Teaching Channel - watch teachers at work in their classrooms common core. This teacher teaches in Johnston!

Student Where Abouts- maybe using glass marbles with their names under them on magnets?

Student Where Abouts

I love this magnet board for student whereabouts. Students are responsible for moving their number when they leave the room. The teacher is then able to know where each student is at all time.

name words - Raising self esteem

Could have peers give the adjectives - namebow rainbow--adjective practice! Great for self esteem too!

Literacy & Math Ideas: Different Types of Main Idea Questions

Reading comprehension - Different Types of Main Idea Questions--Great Teaching Resource When Covering Main Idea With Students. Click the image

I love how it really reinforces the idea that the details SUPPORT the main idea (like the legs support the table). This idea comes from the fabulous Lesson Plan Diva .

Too often students struggle to understand the connection between main ideas and the other sentences in a paragraph. Manipulative/visual - Main idea table top with supporting ideas.

Main Idea & Details Game - Students identify the main idea in a group of sentences that are mixed up inside an envelope! For a quick assessment, students record the main idea on a separate sheet of paper.

Main Idea & Details Game - Students identify the main idea in a group of sentences that are mixed up inside an envelope! For a quick assessment, students record the main idea on a separate sheet of paper. - do with paragraphs for juniors?

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