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Main Idea Bundle (4th, 5th, and 6th grade)
This mega-bundle of engaging activities focuses on identifying the main idea and supporting details of various reading passages. Several activities include test prep elements, because main idea questions tend to appear frequently on standardized tests. It also includes "main idea holiday worksheets"
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Main Idea Craftivity
Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea. It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! It can also be used as a novel entry in an interactive no
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Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce main idea and supporting details. This 47-slide PowerPoint was designed to accompany my best selling "main idea ice cream cone craftivity", so be sure to check out that product, too! I hope that by using this ice cream co
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Thanksgiving Main Idea Craftivity (3rd-5th)
This resource features a Thanksgiving-themed activity to practice identifying the main idea and supporting detail sentences! Students match 4 supporting detail feathers to the main idea sentence written on Tom Turkey. This can be used to create a unique November bulletin board or school hallway disp
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Main Idea and Details Craftivity- The Earth Foldable Book
Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea. All of the main idea sentences are related to the Earth. These are the main ideas: Earth has a very specific place in the s
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Main Idea Bundle (grades 2-3)
This bundle of engaging activities focuses on main idea and supporting details. Several items include test prep elements, because main idea tends to appear frequently on standardized tests. 27 practice passages are included in this bundle! The following list shows exactly what is included in the b
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Main Idea Craftivity for Winter
Here's a winter-themed hands-on way to practice identifying main idea and supporting detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 supporting detail sentences (written on snowballs) to the main idea sentence (written on the top hat). This also makes a creative bulletin
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Main Idea Task Cards (grades 4-6)
This set of 30 task cards is designed to provide students an opportunity to practice main idea test questions. Like most of my task card sets, I have included a bonus game-like answer sheet in addition to the more traditional recording sheet. I encourage you to take a peek at the PREVIEW!! It s
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Main Idea and Details  FREEBIE:  Two Passages
This product contains two passages and a teaching poster that explains the ice cream cone analogy! For each passage, the students have to read the passage and then determine the main idea and three supporting details. They write their statements beside the ice cream cone (main idea) and scoops of ic
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Main Idea Craftivity or Literacy Center (grades 2-3)
Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea. The file contains two options for classroom use. Use it as a craftivity and it results in a creative bulletin board or school
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Main Idea and Supporting Details Concentration Game
This is a hands-on game your students can play to matching the main idea to supporting details. This engaging, educational game includes 36 game pieces (18 matches) and directions! Simply print and cut the game pieces (1 set for each pair or small group). Students turn all of the game pieces over
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Main Idea I Have Who Has Game
This game contains 28 cards related to main idea and details. This is a great activity if you are looking for an opportunity to engage your entire class! Each card lists 3-4 details, and the students must listen carefully to decide if they have the main idea for those details phrases. I have used s
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Main Idea Worksheets with Graphic Organizers (grades 4-6)
Main Idea: This resource contains 5 worksheets. Students read each passage, and then fill in the graphic organizer at the bottom of the worksheet by writing the main idea beside the cone, and the 3 most important supporting details beside the 3 scoops of ice cream. Answer keys are included. CHEC
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Main Idea and Supporting Details: 11 Monthly Worksheets!
This set of engaging reading passages focuses on have students identify the main idea and supporting details within a reading passage. Main idea tends to appear frequently on standardized tests. Therefore, the worksheets feature multiple choice questions. Each worksheet focuses on a particular mon
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Main Idea Small Group Instruction: Four Targeted Tri-folds
These four print-and-go tri-folds target the skill of main idea and supporting details. Use these main idea tri-folds over the course of 4 days to provide targeted instruction or intervention on this topic. As I was creating these tri-folds, I pictured myself using them with small groups of student
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December Test Prep Worksheet Packet (Main Idea, Context Clues, Author's Purpose)
This packet contains 10 pages: 4 pages (4 passages) focus on MAIN IDEA -For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. 1. "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" 2. "Which would be the best title for this passage?
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Thanksgiving Main Idea Craftivity (1st & 2nd grade)
Here's a holiday-themed hands-on way to practice identifying the main idea and supporting detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 4 supporting detail feathers to the main idea sentence written on Tom Turkey. This also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway
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Main Idea and Details Mini Booklets
For this activity, students create mini booklets that show their understanding of main ideas and details. This activity reaches the higher DOK (depth of knowledge) levels because students sort details, AND actually create main idea sentences based on those sentences! Students friendly instructi
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Main Idea Worksheets with Graphic Organizers (grades 2-3)
Main Idea: This resource contains 5 worksheets. Students read each passage, and then fill in the graphic organizer at the bottom of the worksheet by writing the main idea beside the cone, and the 3 most important supporting details beside the 3 scoops of ice cream. Answer keys are included. CHEC
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Main Idea Task Cards or Worksheets (grades 2-3)
Are you looking for main idea practice for your 2nd or 3rd grade students? This resource comes in two formats: a main idea task card format and a main idea worksheet format. Format A: Eight passages are written as individual worksheets. (On each page, the questions are numbered 1, 2, and 3, so tha
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- December Holidays (test prep)
Your students will read four passages related to December holidays (1 Hanukkah, 1 Saint Lucia Day, and 2 Christmas). For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second qu
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Thanksgiving Test Prep Worksheet Packet (Main Idea, Context Clues, Auth Purpose)
This packet contains 10 pages: 4 pages (4 passages) focus on MAIN IDEA -For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. 1. "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" 2. "Which would be the best title for this passage?
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Martin Luther King Test Prep Worksheets (Main Idea, Context Cls, Author's Purp)
This packet contains 10 pages: 4 pages (4 passages) focus on MAIN IDEA -For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. 1. "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" 2. "Which would be the best title for this passage?
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- Thanksgiving (test prep)
Your students will read four passages related to Thanksgiving. For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second question is "Which would be the best title for this pass
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- Martin Luther King (test prep)
Your students will read four passages related to Martin Luther King. For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second question is "Which would be the best title for thi
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- Read, America, READ!  (includes test prep!)
Your students will read five passages related to reading in America. Topics include: Andrew Carnegie, librarians, reading celebrations, and famous authors. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second question is "Which would be the
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- American Presidents
Your students will read four passages related to American Presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt). This is a perfect fit for President's Day, but it could be used on any day of the school year since it does not specifically mention the holiday.
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Main Idea and Details Craftivity- The Earth Foldable Book... GOOGLE EDITION!
I took one of my most popular main idea activities and developed a GOOGLE DRIVE version! Several teachers have asked me to expand my creations to include Google products, so I finally got around to giving it a try! Please note, this contains the same content as my Earth Foldable Book Craftivity, bu
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Summarizing Nonfiction: A Bundle of Activities!
Summarizing Nonfiction Bundle: This bundle contains 4 resources that will help you teach students how to write a summary about a nonfiction text. To begin your instruction of how to write a nonfiction text summary, you will present the 40-slide PowerPoint. It follows the following format: Slides
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Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
This author's purpose resource contains 24 task cards. Each task card contains a short passage, followed by this question: "The author's primary purpose for writing this passage is most likely..." Four multiple choice options follow the question stem. I prefer teaching the five-option author's p
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Summarizing Nonfiction PowerPoint
Summarizing Nonfiction PowerPoint: This bundle contains 3 resources that will help you teach students how to write a summary about a nonfiction text. To begin your instruction of how to write a nonfiction text summary, you will present the 40-slide PowerPoint. It follows the following format: Sli
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TEN Sets of Tri-folds Targeting Reading Skills! {A Growing Bundle}
When complete, this reading bundle will include ten sets of reading tri-folds! The tri-fold sets target reading skills including main idea, inferences, theme, plot, and author's purpose. Each set includes four tri-folds, so when the bundle is complete, you will have 40 tri-folds in all!! The tri-fo
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Point of View and Perspective Craftivity (1st Person & 3rd Person POV)
Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice identifying two important skills- point of view AND the perspective of the main character. This is an engaging activity where your students read four short passages about a boy who is stung by a bee. Two passages are written from the per
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Presidents Day Readers' Theater script
Kids love Readers' Theater, and here's one you can do especially on Presidents Day, or any day during the school year!! It is written for 25 students if you want to do it as a whole class activity, but the parts can easily be divided among a smaller group of students. The main idea of the Reader's
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Happy New Year: A Readers' Theater featuring traditions around the world!
If you want an engaging activity to welcome your students back to school in January (or right before you let them loose for the holiday break in December!), check this out! It is a reader's theater script written for fifteen characters. The main idea of the Reader's Theater is recognizing how Ne
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Themes in Reading: Four Targeted Tri-folds
These four print-and-go tri-folds target the skill of determining the theme of a piece of literature. You can use these theme tri-folds over the course of 4 days to provide targeted instruction on this topic. As I was creating these tri-folds, I pictured myself using them with small groups of stude
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Point of View Craftivity
Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice identifying the four main points of view as they read! This is an engaging activity where your students read short passages and identify which point of view the author used in each story. Then, the students transfer their answers to the
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Context Clues Worksheets- Thanksgiving (test prep)
Your students will read ten sentences related to Thanksgiving. To answer the question, they will need to use context clues to decipher the meaning of a word. I created this because I have found that not only my ELL's, but the vast majority of students at my school struggle with this type of questio
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Context Clues Worksheets- Christmas/Hanukkah (test prep)
Your students will read ten sentences related to December holidays. To answer the question, they will need to use context clues to decipher the meaning of a word. I created this because I have found that not only my ELL's, but the vast majority of students at my school struggle with this type of q
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Space Partner Plays
Space Partner Plays: These five partner plays are intended to be used as fluency-building activities that students can read with a partner. This set of scripts focuses mainly on the solar system, including the sun, the moon, the planets, comets, asteroids, and meteorites. It also includes a BONUS q
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Nonfiction Craftivity Book Report
Are your students NUTS about NONFICTION? Have them create this display about one of their favorite nonfiction books or a nonfiction book or article they have recently read. After reading a nonfiction book (or article), students follow the directions stating what to write in each of the ten acorn
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Cinco de Mayo: A Readers' Theater Script with 5 Bonus Activities
The Cinco de Mayo script has parts for 15 characters. (A smaller group could easily perform this, however, by simply assigning kids multiple parts.) The script is six pages. Most of the story takes place at school. The main character's problem is that he cannot think of a creative idea for his scho
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