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Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Teachers can use this general organizer template for main idea and details, pre-writing, word analysis, brain dumps, concept mapping, background knowledge collection, and more.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Use this graphic organizer to help students identify and record the main idea and details of a text.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
I Can Find the Main Idea
I Can Find the Main Idea
Lesson Plan
I Can Find the Main Idea
This flowery lesson has students filling in daisy-shaped graphic organizers with story details. Your young readers will love improving their comprehension skills with this lesson's creative activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
What’s the (Main) Topic?
What’s the (Main) Topic?
Lesson Plan
What’s the (Main) Topic?
Teach your students how to identify the main topic using story cards and an interactive read aloud in this engaging lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Lesson Plan
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Provide students with an opportunity to closely examine the difference between a topic and main idea in a nonfiction text. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Finding the Main Idea and Details in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How to Find the Main Idea
How to Find the Main Idea
Lesson Plan
How to Find the Main Idea
Get ready to develop important comprehension skills! Students will read different informational passages and learn to identify the main idea. They will then use their knowledge of main ideas to write their own informational passages.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
Lesson Plan
Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Inventories
Reading Inventories
Lesson Plan
Reading Inventories
Want to engage students in reading? Give them books that they want to read! This lesson will give you a chance to learn about your readers so that you can best support them to become fluent readers.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Independent Reading Log
Independent Reading Log
Worksheet
Independent Reading Log
After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Adventures with Infographics
Adventures with Infographics
Lesson Plan
Adventures with Infographics
What better way to represent what you’ve learned than through an infographic? In this lesson, students read nonfiction texts then create infographics to share the main topics, key ideas, evidence, and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Lesson Plan
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
This lesson plan teaches students about Frida Kahlo and her legacy as an activist and artist who continues to inspire people all over the world. Students will listen to a story about Frida Kahlo and reflect on what it means to be an artist.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Main Idea: Farmers
Main Idea: Farmers
Worksheet
Main Idea: Farmers
This worksheet challenges first graders to find out the main idea of the passage.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Worksheet
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Maximize what your students learn from reading nonfiction by having them fill out a KWL chart before and after reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comprehension Chart
Comprehension Chart
Worksheet
Comprehension Chart
In this language arts worksheet, students read a nonfiction text then represent what they read by creating a helpful chart.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sight Word Sentences
Sight Word Sentences
Worksheet
Sight Word Sentences
Use the sight words to compose four different sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Topic
Main Topic
Lesson Plan
Main Topic
It's time to dig into some nonfiction books! In this lesson, students will practice identifying the main topic of nonfiction texts. This lesson can be used alone or with the How to Find the Main Idea lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
This lesson plan teaches students about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a black human rights activist, feminist, and child-care advocate. First, students will read a short passage, and then they will answer questions about important details from the text. Created for first graders and second graders, this engaging lesson helps build students' vocabulary and informational writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Main Topic Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Give your students a chance to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details in a nonfiction text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sorting & Describing Books
Sorting & Describing Books
Lesson Plan
Sorting & Describing Books
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Retell Sentence Frames
Retell Sentence Frames
Worksheet
Retell Sentence Frames
Support students to construct summaries of informational books by using the sentence frames on this handy worksheet. Your students will get useful practice retelling what they've learned from their nonfiction reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Topic Cards
Main Topic Cards
Worksheet
Main Topic Cards
This set of picture cards can help students to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet