Fifth Graders Learn ‘Detective’ Skills

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Four Oaks Elementary fifth grade teachers (from left) Jayne Fell, Tyler McKenzie, Michelle Partridge, and Katie Summerlin all dress as “Main Idea Detectives”.

Fifth grade students and English Language Arts (ELA) teachers at Four Oaks Elementary School recently took on the role of  “Main Idea Detectives.”

According to Tyler McKenzie, fifth grade English Language Arts teacher, becoming a Main Idea Detective helps students to understand how to search for context clues in order to identify the main idea of a passage they have read.

Participating students visited different stations throughout their classroom where they worked together to find clues, use inference skills, and create main idea sentences for given pieces of text.