We had been focusing on identifying/supporting the main idea (central message for those of you CCSSers) last week. Using the table idea as a graphic organizers, my kids are rockin' the concept of main idea! Today we read Otis by Loren Long. It's a wonderful story about friendship and acceptance - a central message that is the core of our classroom community! My kiddos loved making their tables after discussing the story...some were even surprised that it actually created a "real" table! It really brings home the idea of how the details support, or hold up, the main idea/central message.
Click on the image below for the FREE printables. Enjoy!