Students will describe four main events from their text, in order, and include a reason why they each happened. Then, they will summarize those events in a paragraph, using sequential vocabulary. Finally, they will explain how that sequence of events impacted an individual, a subsequent event, or an idea. Grades: 6-8 Skill Set: Events and Ideas / Standard R.3
Students will highlight the main idea and supporting details in a blog post written by a Whooo's Reading student. Students will then summarize the blog post as a whole, the main idea, and the supporting details in their own words Grades: 5-8 Skill Set: Main Ideas / Standard R.2
Students will watch one Simon's Cat video and then use their inferencing skills to predict what the cat would do if he was inside their text, as well as how the characters in their text would react. Grades: K-3 Skill Set: Inferences / Standard R.1
Students will let their creativity shine while they summarize their informational text into a collage of pictures, while trying to focus on the connection between events and ideas. They will then reflect on their image choices, and how they represent the concepts in the text. Finally, they will explain how the events and ideas work together to form the text as a whole. Grades: 4-5 Skill Set: Events and Ideas / Standard R.3
Students will draw two pictures describing the main messages of their text. They will then title their pictures and add captions (supporting quotes from their text). Grades: 6-8 Skill Set: Themes / Standard R.2
Students will highlight the main idea and the supporting details in a blog post written by another Whooo's Reading student, and then restate the main idea and supporting details in their own words. Grades: 3-4
Grades: K-1 Students will list as many characters from their book and other stories they have read as they can, and then cut and paste those names under 'friend' or 'foe.' Then they will describe the actions of each group of characters.
Students will describe the main message of their text to the president before he commits to reading it. Students will then provide evidence from their text that supports their claims regarding the main message.
Students will list two unfamiliar words used frequently in their text. They will then explain why they think the author used those words so frequently, and whether or not they think these words are important to the main ideas in their text.
Skill: Events and Ideas / Standard R.3, 2-3 Students will list either events from their story, or steps to do something from their text. Then, students will drag and drop these events or steps to put them in the correct order.