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.
The Pledge of Allegiance has been recited for years, but how many truly know its meaning? This lesson allows our student citizens a chance to learn and appreciate the pledge, as they understand the meaning behind it.
To help develop independent readers, we need to make sure our students are able to identify books they can read independently. Teaching students to pick "just right" books helps them develop reading fluency by reading books at their level.