Monday, May 5, 2008

Big Idea.

My kids have said the FUNNIEST things lately...I wish I could remember them all.

Here's a little background on how I teach reading that is pertinent to this story:
My kids have learned (yay!) to identify the "Big Idea" of each story. The big idea is what you think the author is trying to teach everyone.

More additional info:
My students LOVE Dr. Seuss books...especially Hop On Pop, which is all about words that rhyme (like "Ed, Red, and Ted are in Bed").

One of my little guys placed his reading notebook on my desk (I write in them and give them back the next day). This is what it said:

Name: N.
Title: Hop On Pop
The big idea is don't hop on your Pop when your Pop is sleeping.

Don't you think that's a good lesson for everyone?

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Perfect! My cats need this lesson - could you teach them?!