Campbellsville Elementary School fifth-graders are working hard to identify the main ideas in the books they read.
In Ann Michael Tucker’s class, students recently practiced identifying main ideas by creating their own mini-books.
Tucker let her students choose which books they wanted to create, selecting from topics such as Jupiter, tree roots, tree bark, reading and the great white shark.
Each student had to gather supporting details to write in their books, which were taped around the classroom.
When they had all their supporting details written in their books, students had to read through them and then write their own main idea for their story.
When finished, students could color their books.
CES fifth-graders Kanan Bruce, at left, and Austin Gabbert cut out their mini-books.
CES fifth-graders Andrew Mardis, at left, and Keeley Dicken cut out their mini-books.
CES fifth-grader Mason Fisher writes a supporting detail in his mini-book about Jupiter.
CES fifth-graders Dakota Broyles, at left, and Mackenzie Negron write supporting details in their mini-books.
CES fifth-grader Steven Miller writes a supporting detail in his mini-book.
CES fifth-grade teacher Ann Michael Tucker looks at Jaxon Garrett’s and Mason Fisher’s mini-books.
CES fifth-graders Riley Newton, at left, and Keeley Dicken work on their mini-books.
CES fifth-grade teacher Ann Michael Tucker talks to Carmen Gurley, at left, and Riley Newton about their mini-books.
CES fifth-grader Arthur Singleton holds his mini-book about tree bark.
CES fifth-grader Destiny Bradley holds her mini-book.
CES fifth-grade teacher Ann Michael Tucker talks to Austin Gabbert about his mini-book.
CES fifth-grade teacher Ann Michael Tucker talks to Spencer Bates, at left, and Kate Billeter about their mini-books.