Next to this graphic, you’ll find a featured product. THIS is the Saints Victory Freebie. I’ll let you know ahead of time what this week’s freebie will be. It will be related to this week’s skill.
4. In the event of a Saints win, you must come back to the post to find the link for the Victory Freebie. It will be posted on my blog within an hour or so (sometimes I get behind on the DVR!) and WILL ONLY LAST FOR ONE HOUR. Instructions will vary – some may be available on TpT as a flash freebie while others will require you filling out a form to be emailed the product sometime later.
5. If the Saints do not win their game that day, you do NOT receive the featured item free. Ever.
6. IMPORTANT! If you cannot claim the item during the hour it is posted, you lose out. This is a game, not an entitlement. You snooze, you lose, sometimes literally – prime time games will NOT be an exception. Please do not email me and request the item for free. I will not respond to your email. Don’t take it personally. This is all meant to be in good FUN!
This Sunday’s skill focus is main idea.
The first resource I have for you is an exclusive freebie! You’ll only find it free here, and I can promise that you’ll find it super-useful! It’s made by my very favorite seller, Margaret Whisnant.
This exclusive freebie is formatted to be used with interactive notebooks, but it can also be used without all the cutting and gluing. It’s the PERFECT little article to use when you begin teaching main idea. Click on the first thumbnail to download this exclusive freebie through Google Docs. Click the second thumbnail to view the rest of Margaret’s main idea packet!
Here are some additional free resources I found on TpT to help with teaching main idea.
This FREE resource from Secondary Solutions – Simply Novel includes an AWESOME graphic organizer for helping students determine the main idea of a text. Bonus: The second graphic organizer is great for writing summaries, too!
These passages from Deb Hanson are perfect for remediation or a quick review.
And since I’m sure some of you are looking for something more rigorous than some of these shorter paragraphs, here are some longer articles with questions about main idea and details from my Practice & Assess Informational Text for Grades 7-8.