Ms. Green’s second grade Title I group at Portsmouth Catholic has been working on identifying and writing main idea and supporting details in what we read and what we write. The students and Ms. Green used the Benchmark Anchor Comprehension posters to practice finding the main idea and supporting details.

Next they read the book A Day with Police Officers by Jan Kottke.

A Day with Police Officers

The second graders identified the main idea and supporting details, and then they wrote a paragraph together.

police officers

Main Idea and Summary of A Day with Police Officers

 

Finally, each student wrote a main idea sentence to explain what one day they want to be. They wrote 3 supporting details telling things they will do when they have that job. Then they wrote a conclusion sentence.

 

One Day I Want to Be A…

 

zookeeper
One Day I Want to Be a Zookeeper

 

 

 

singer
One Day I Want to Be a Famous Singer

 

 

 

ballerina
One Day I Want to Be a Ballerina

 

 

 

artist
One Day I Want to Be an Artist