Learning how to properly structure an essay can be difficult. With this Main Idea Tree, students will create an outline that allows them to better understand the different parts of a five paragraph essay. Students will be asked to write their introduction, a main idea, three topic sentences, three supporting details for each topic sentence, and a conclusion.
Use this image of a large tree to help your students understand the components of a paragraph. With this worksheet, students will be asked to write a main idea and follow it with three supporting details. What a great way for students to visualize the importance of the main idea in a paragraph!
Week 33 Reading Comprehension (B-33). Reading comprehension passage about connecting to text in different ways. Cross-Curricular Focus: Thinking Skills.
Week 22 Reading Comprehension (C-22). A comprehension passage about using predictions before reading. Cross-Curricular Focus: Study Skills.
Week 10 Reading Comprehension (B-10). Reading segment and questions about measuring height, weight, and temperature. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Week 16 Reading Comprehension (B-16). A passage and questions about the origin and use of microscopes. Cross-Curricular Focus: Science Investigations.
Week 20 Reading Comprehension (B-20). Reading segment and questions about the use of money. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
In this activity, students read text about Mount Rushmore and then answer related questions.
Week 35 Reading Comprehension (B-35). Reading segment about the difference between narrative and expository text. Cross-Curricular Focus: Study Skills.
Week 27 Reading Comprehension (C-27). Reading passage about our national symbols like the flag and bald eagle. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.
Childhood was very different for Native Americans. Here is an story from one person that tells how he grew up and what he did. Print out this free worksheet and see what your students think about this Native American paradise.
Week 16 Reading Comprehension (C-16). Reading comprehension passage about the different phases of the moon. Cross-Curricular Focus: Earth Science.
Week 4 Reading Comprehension (B-4). A passage and related questions about plant life cycles. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.
Week 22 Reading Comprehension (B-22). A short passage and related questions about the use of rhyming in poetry. Cross-Curricular Focus: ELA Genre Structure.
Week 5 Reading Comprehension (B-5). Reading passage and questions about force, energy, and strength. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.
Week 19 Reading Comprehension (B-19). A brief explanation of division and how it relates to subtraction. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Week 32 Reading Comprehension (B-32). A short passage and related questions about the benefits and process of revision. Cross-Curricular Focus: Writing Strategies.
Week 25 Reading Comprehension (B-25). Reading segment and questions about common types of geometric shapes. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Week 29 Reading Comprehension (B-29). A brief passage and questions about displaying information on a graph. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Week 14 Reading Comprehension (B-14). A brief passage and questions about the different forms of matter. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.