Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Main Idea and The Important Thing -- Freebie

We've been working on finding the main idea of passages and paragraphs within a text. We've also been writing sentences and are ready to write an informative/explanatory paragraph on a topic (Common Core W.2.2 and W.3.2). I'm going to use Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book as a model for our writing.

The kiddos will pick a topic and write their own "Important" paragraph using the handout below. 

I've also used this as a model for writing an opinion paragraph.
Click on the pic above to download the doc.


  1. I so needed to see this! Thanks so much for sharing! Was looking for books to help teach writing/main idea :)

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  2. I have used this activity several times for main idea and details but never thought about it for opinion writing!! It's so hard to find opinion writing activities or samples that are not persuasive. (There is a difference!) Yay! Thanks for the idea!!

  3. Love it! The Important Book is great!

  4. Thank you for always sharing such great materials! :)

  5. Thank you for sharing, you are always so generous!

  6. The Important Book is such a great book- thanks for this great writing organizer!