Smarty Pants : Main Idea This is a great, to-the-point anchor chart Can redo for nonfiction. Look at the title and photographs and headings. Use text instead of story. There& not really a main idea in a story.
Inference-This is an awesome Pixar short for reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference. allow students to watch the entire film minutes) then replay it, stopping to ask inference questions. Plus, this is just a super fun film to watch :)
Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School