Many people buy Sweethearts candies, but do they love them?
Students will select details from an infographic to support a main idea.
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Main idea and supporting details, reading for information, evaluating
This article and lesson support the following standards:
Common Core anchor standards: R.1, R.2, R.7, W.2, W.3
TEKS: 3.12a, 3.16b, 3.20
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- Prompt students to use the headline, subhead, and central image to identify the topic of the infographic.
- Have students look over the labels and images surrounding the central image. Ask:
- How are they related to the central image? (They provide details about the main idea.)
- Break students into groups to read each section of the infographic and discuss what they find interesting, surprising, or convincing.
- Come back together as a class and ask volunteers to summarize the main idea and supporting details from the infographic.
- Preview the writing prompt in the Think and Write box.
- Download and distribute the guided-writing activity that goes along with the infographic.
- Have students respond to the writing prompt.
Have students create their own infographics!
Fun fact: Sweethearts were invented in 1866 by Daniel Chase. Some of the work had been done for him, though: His brother, Oliver Chase, had invented NECCO wafers more than ten years earlier. (NECCO stands for “New England Candy Company.”)
How Sweethearts get made
Show your kids exactly how Sweethearts are made with this video, where Martha Stewart visits the NECCO factory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (It’s fine to skip Martha’s intro and start at the 1-minute mark.)
Make your own infographic
Have your students make their own infographics with this fun app! Our favorite library media specialists give a step-by-step tutorial on the Storyworks Ideabook.