December 06, 2007
As I was planning a lesson about main idea and supporting details in November, I thought of an appropriate visual to use. I cut out a large brown paper turkey (without the tail) and some 18” x 6” strips of colored paper. I wrote my main idea on the “body” of the turkey and wrote one detail on each strip, tapered to look like feathers. The details were “de-tail”! Then I used our Ellison machine to cut small turkey bodies for my students to use, along with 6” x 1” strips for their feathers. We got some great bodies and details from that lesson!