We started Main Idea in 1 & 2 this week. It always seems to be a difficult skill! Of course I searched Pinterest for ideas. I kept seeing the circle maps with a question mark in the middle. I thought they were a great idea but since I am not exactly an artist I decided to create some with clip art. I just LOVE clip art!
After watching a BrainPop Jr. we played Main Idea Mystery with the circle maps I made. The kids did great. (I made them fairly obvious since this was an introduction!) For morning work the next day the students created their own Main Idea Mystery Map. They loved that MY homework would be to figure out their mystery!
Do you have any "go to" main idea ideas? Would you be interested in the Mystery Main Idea maps I created?