Friday, February 25, 2011

Reading Strategy–Main Idea

Identifying main idea and details is an important part of reading comprehension.  This week we read a number of books and participated in other activities to help us determine the main idea of things we read.

One of our favorite books this week was The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown.

In the book, we read about important characteristics of various ‘everyday’ objects such as an apple, a spoon, and grass.  We found out what the author thought was the most important, or main idea, of each item.

To conclude our study of main idea, we created a class book similar to The Important Book.  Below are some photos of what we thought were our own ‘main ideas’ or important characteristics.

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