Main Ideas and Supporting Details Instruction, Activities and Games

Many students struggle with main ideas
and supporting details.  What’s
more, they often find the instruction and activities associated with these
abstract concepts to be boring.  I
have just finished a new, main idea and supporting details product that offers
engaging, multisensory, and mindful lessons, handouts, activities and
games.  A charming, cartoon-like
character, Main I-deer, will walk your students through the process in a fun
and memorable way.  To top it off,
I have included two card games (beginners and intermediate) that can be used
for group work, learning centers or individual remediation.  
Come check out a free image as well as
a preview document.
Cheers, Erica 

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials.  She is also the director of Learning to Learn, in Ossining, NY.  To learn more about her products and services, you can go to and 

Activities or Games that Remediate Word Finding Difficulties

Many students struggle with word finding difficulties.  This is when a student has the
knowledge, but they are not able to express it.   They may not, for example, be able to access the name
of a good friend or even an everyday object.  This can be very frustrating and when put under pressure
this difficulty tends to worsen. 
Therefore, a student may know the content for a test, but they may not
be able to access it without a word bank. 
So what can we do to help strengthen this cognitive processing area in a
way that won’t be too frustrating?
Here are 4 games that can be purchased on that
will help in the process.  I have had great success with all four of them!  If you know of some others, please let me know.
1) Hey, What’s the Big Idea: 

2) Word Shuffle:

3) Spot it:

 4) Scattergories: