AISB Elementary School Librarian
Green Light = GO!
Introduce the MAIN IDEA
Fall is my favorite time of year.
Yellow Light = Steady now!
Add your SUPPORTING DETAILS,
the FACTS, the IDEAS, that
prove your main idea.
The fall air is crisp and cool.
Pumpkins decorate doorsteps
up and down my street. The
smell of leaves fills my nose.
Red = Stop!
Close your paragraph by
giving the reader a clear
That is why fall is my
Put it all together and you’re
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The
fall air is crisp and cool. Pumpkins decorate
doorsteps up and down the street. The smell
of fallen leaves fills my nose. That’s why I like
fall so much.
Try this one…
Identify main idea, supporting details, closing
When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.
Astronauts explore places where people have
never been before. They make new
discoveries about our solar system. Some
astronauts even walk in space. Being an
astronaut would be fun and challenging work.
Label your handout!
Together with a partner, read one of the DK
Identify a paragraph that has an introductory
sentence, supporting details, and a
conclusion. Be prepared to show your teacher
what you decided.
Your Turn…on your own!
WRITE a paragraph according to the traffic light
steps. Choose one of the introductory
sentences below. Add supporting details (3
sentences) and a concluding sentence.
President Obama has a very difficult job.
_______ is my favorite sport.
My country is a great place to live.
The weatherman warned us to prepare for the storm.
Remember the traffic light when you
READ and WRITE!