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Main Idea - Collected strategies for teaching main idea source

Point of View - Various ideas to teach point of view in your reading lessons. source

Author's Purpose - A collection of ideas to help teach and reinforce the concept of author's purpose. source

Character Analysis Activities - This is a collection of ideas to use in reading when teaching character. source

main idea hand and song - In teaching main idea to my fourth graders, I have them trace their hand. In each finger, I have them write the answer to one of the 5 with questions (Who? Did What? When? Where? and...source

teaching main idea - I have used two ideas with various age levels that seem to help them understand how main idea and details go together. The first idea I have used forever - the idea of a main idea helping hand. I draw a diagram of a hand. The main idea goes on the palm. The topic sentece is...source

A Fun Reading Comprehension Activity - This is a cloze activity with a different twist to it to get your students motivated and thinking source

"Lazy Ozzi" - Students will listen to this story and then be able to recall specific story elements source

Reading - A list of questions and prompts to ask students during reading source

Story Pyramid - This strategy is designed to help students with story comprehension, but could also be used to focus on characters, setting, and story problems source

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