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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Swap 'til You Drop! and a Giveaway

Swapping time has come!

17 cool ladies teamed up to swap a product we needed for our classrooms.  May I present to you...
"The" Main Idea Mania! unit. This is a 129 page unit with everything you need to teach, practice, and review main idea. 

Angela loves hippos. Do not think this is a unit about hippos, I put it in there in honor of her blog title :) 
Let's begin...

Angela included a variety of circle maps for your kids to talk about the main idea, and then write about them. These circle maps pair up with a variety of writing paper too. I  am so sorry for the white and color copies :( We did a lot of talking about main idea first by only using the circle maps. Then we wrote. I mean, they wrote.  

Angela included passages, where the task is to find the main idea. We used a crayon to find and support our choices. Having the A,B,C options helped them out a lot. Did I hear text evidence?  Color and black and white copies are included. 

You can always pair up your students to discuss any of the circle maps, writing assignments, or passages. I know my girls loved talking to each other and checking to see if they were correct. They were even asking each other questions about their choices. I called that 'thinking aloud' with a buddy :) Score!

There are also passages that include the main idea, but this time, the kids supported the main idea with details. They really liked that!  For some reason, they think that was easier for them to complete. They, once again used their text to support their evidence. 

You really can find everything in this unit: circle maps, writing paper, graphic organizers, color and black and white documents to save you ink, and ideas on how to differentiate and implement in your classroom. 

This is Angela's top seller, and now I know why :)  

Angela is reviewing one of my products. You must visit her blog to find out which one. 

Now, here are the details for the giveaways!

1. Start anywhere on the map below.
2. Stop by each blog and read about the products swapped between each set of bloggers.
3. Enter to win the resources that are featured by each blog pair. Each pair of bloggers has the same raffle, so you only have to enter on one of the two blogs.While you are at each blog, if you are not already a follower, sign on to follow!
4. The raffles are open until midnight March 15th.


      A Burst of First
Lucky to Be in First        First Grade Smiles
Second Grade Perks         
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!     

The Tutu Teacher   Happy Teacher Heaven
Meet Miss Parker   

Good luck! 

Update: My apologies for being late to the party.  I just came back from my seminar and the scheduled post did not go live. I am not sure what I did wrong. 

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1 comment:

  1. This packet for main idea looks awesome. Thanks for sharing your review. I am going to have to check it out. So glad you were part of our swap.
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