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Using Found Poetry to Teach Main Idea

Love this way to teach main idea. By arranging the important words and phrases into a poem learner can identify the main idea.


Main Idea Tabled: A reading response/strategy for teaching main idea and details ... Blocks are wrapped in paper and labeled with details. These become the legs that support the main idea (written on a 3X5).


Teaching Main Idea and Supporting Details with Hands on Activities. Main Idea can be a bit boring to teach and/or a little redundant but not with these ideas!! Great details at: