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Main Idea and Details for Informational Text - Digital Distance Learning
These main idea activities are perfect for first grade and 2nd grade classrooms! Finding the main idea and details in a hands on way is always fun for small groups and guided reading! Included are creative puzzles, main idea mystery bags, paragraph with topic sentences, worksheets, graphic organizers, anchor charts, and more! The main idea mysteries are always a favorite! Use the organizers with books of your choice, too! Great for nonfiction main idea and main topic units!
Main Idea Task Cards
Main idea can be a tricky concept to teach, but these task cards make it so much easier. They are differentiated with 2 sets of cards (with main idea stated in topic sentence and main idea implied) and 2 answer sheet choices (multiple choice or open response) so that you can meet the needs of all your learners. High-interest passages written by a published children's author. Best selling main idea product on TpT!
Read Alouds for Teaching Main Idea | Mentor Texts for Reading - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Check out this post for main idea mentor texts and read alouds for teaching main idea. The post also includes tips for introducing and teaching main idea to upper elementary students.
Practice Main Idea With This Free Slideshow - Teaching Made Practical
Main Idea and details - free slideshow to use in your 3rd grade or 4th grade classroom. Has students practice a variety of main idea skills, including finding a detail that doesn't support the main idea!