I just started working with a child once a week. It is great to get my toes back in the water and work with kids, but not the classroom and all the paper work glory. 🙂 I am sure you understand what I am talking about, am I right?
One of the skills we are working on is main idea.
I thought I would share a few ideas from our sessions to see if they give you any ideas!!
First thing was to do a little brainstorming to activate some prior knowledge. We created a circle map and wrote what we thought and wondered about parrots inside. Then we listed words we though we *might* see in a book about parrots.
I also went over a few tricky words.
The next thing we did was read a few pages from this Reading A to Z book
It went over really well. Kids love pens and highlighters! Anything to make it work, right?
I found these FREE task cards on Proteacher made unseen001. You can get them if you create a FREE account with Proteacher. I printed out a few of them.
Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.