We've been learning about the main idea in non-fiction text and its supporting details. We talked about how it's like a stool. The part that you sit on is the main idea- topic of the text. The supporting details are like the legs of a stool and hold up the topic. It's the information that the author teaches the reader about that topic. Without the supporting details the main idea has no purpose just like without the legs on a stool a person could not sit on it. You took home a non-fiction book this week in your RED envelope. Tell me the main idea and at least 2 supporting details about the book you read.
Last week we talked about the elements of a fiction story: characters, setting, problem, solution, and lesson. We had fun working in teams to share each of the elements to this story. Do you remember what they were? Tell who the characters were, where the story took place, what was the problem and the solution, and see if you can share the lesson of this awesome book.
Here your child will have an opportunity to respond to a story that we read in class. This is a great way to get your child thinking about text & building his/her comprehension! Please encourage them to take part in this activity!