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Finding the Main Idea Bundle - Differentiated Main Idea Activities and Lessons
This is a bundle of my 3 best selling main idea resources so you can save time planning lessons. Using this resource will help your students have a firm grasp on how to find the main idea and differentiate the main idea and supporting details.There are a huge variety of main idea activities, making
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Main Idea | Main Idea Activity for 4th and 5th Grades
This Main Idea, Supporting Detail, and Summary Packet has reading comprehension worksheets, games, task cards, and graphic organizers to help your students master the concept of finding the main idea, using informational text. This packet of main idea activities is created for fourth and fifth gra
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Main Idea Activities, Craftivities, and No Prep Printables
Looking to enhance your comprehension instruction with engaging, memorable activities? This unit of Main Idea Mayhem contains activities, craftivities, and NO PREP printables to introduce and maintain this vital comprehension skill in a way your students will love! The unit includes: -cooperati
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Main Idea activity using Newspaper Headlines
Students read newpapers articles without their headlines and create a new headline based on the article's main idea.
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Main Idea Activities and Printables
This packet of main idea activities and printables is designed to help your students grasp main idea in non-fiction texts. This activity pack takes a whole new approach to learning main idea, starting with pictures and then moving into text. Finding a main idea in a large text requires some abstract

Also included in: Main Idea and Details Teaching Bundle

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Main Idea | Main Idea Activities
This Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary Packet for 3rd Grade is a 52 page set of worksheets, games, task cards and graphic organizers to help your students master the concept of finding the main idea using informational text. This unit is specifically created to target 3rd grade standards wi
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Main Idea Activities and Task Cards
Help your students identify the main idea and supporting details in the nonfiction texts that they read with these activities and task cards. Anchor chart posters and student reference sheet are informative resources for young readers both during the unit and throughout the school year. With a varie

Also included in: Reading Strategies For the Year

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Finding the Main Idea Activities with Pirates.
Arrrrrrr! Finding the main idea concept is often tricky for students to grasp. Make it fun for them by introducing reading fictional reading activities about pirates which help develop their understanding of this tricky concept. This unit includes an original story about pirates which would motivate
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What's the BIG idea?-main idea activities
This 58 page packet includes activities to introduce main idea. Activities include: 10 circle wheels 8 statement/word cards for matching Fiction posters Nonfiction posters tricks and tips posters 5 different graphic organizers Rain and Cloud Craft
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Christmas Main Idea Activity
This Christmas resource includes 3 activities to practice main idea using a Christmas theme! Save 20% when you buy this as part of my Christmas Reading and Writing Bundle. Christmas main idea activities include: 1. Students sort Christmas words into categories, and then choose an appropriate ti

Also included in: Christmas Reading Bundle – Christmas Literacy Centers, Christmas ELA Activities

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Main Idea Activity: Articles and Headlines
This activity includes 16 articles and 48 headlines. Each article has three headlines that have something to do with the information presented in the article, but only one headline represents the main idea. Students will read the article, find three headlines that will match the article and choose o
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Spider Main Idea Activity
A great activity for students to practice finding the main idea and supporting details in a story. My students did this activity after they read a nonfiction about spiders. They really enjoyed it, it was extra fun to cut it out and put the spider together!
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It's a Bee's World: Finding the main idea activities and worksheets.
Bees, bees, bees! Finding the main idea concept is often tricky for students to grasp. Make it fun for them by introducing reading activities which help develop their knowledge as well as their understanding of this tricky concept. This unit is all about bees. There are plenty of texts to practice
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Penguin Chick Main Idea Activity
Based on the story by Betty Tatham, this main idea activity follows the story step-by-step. This is a cut-and-paste activity that could best be used in a center. This activity includes they answer key.
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Exploring Space with an Astronaut Hands-On Main Idea Activity
Exploring Space with an Astronaut, by Patricia J. Murphy, can be used to introduce and reinforce the skill of identifying the main ideas and details of a text. This lesson plan includes a hands-on, before reading activity to help students identify a main idea and create supporting details using pict
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Main Idea: Activities to Build Reading Comprehension
This collection of lessons are designed to help students understand what the main idea is. The lessons include activities to help children find the main idea and supporting details in the text they read. There are activities for whole group instruction, small groups, and independent practice. The bo
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Main Idea Activity
Directions: Cut out each of the details and place them inside of the envelope. Print the “What’s the Main Idea” strips on colored cardstock. Cut them out and create a flap on the front of the envelope (fold a small part at the top of the strip and tape the top down to the envelope). Glue the main
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Main Idea Activity Bags: Intermediate Grades
New and improved with 24 SETS! This main idea activity can be used for a partner activity, small group intervention, or as an intermediate center. You can cut and laminate the cards and place them into a bag, box, etc. Students will pull the words and phrases out of the bag and work to determine the
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Main Idea activity | Broken Main Idea
Are you looking for a hands on comprehension activity for teaching main idea and details? If so, then this activity is for you! Throughout this activity students will become surgeons who read patient files and find the details and main idea! What's included?-directions and suggestions-main idea sur
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Engaging Main Idea Activities ~ Themed!  (Great for Centers!)
This 7 page themed activity packet covers the skill of Main Idea & Supporting Details. I created this for my third graders as a review before standardized test, and the activities were done as centers, but you can use it as you see fit for your own classroom. Activities include: •Engaging non
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Find the Main Idea Activity
Cut out the individual sentences and give one to each student. Students will have to identify the topic of their sentence and then get up and find their classmates with the same topic. Once students find their group, they have to decide which sentence is the main idea and which ones are the suppor
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Main Idea Activities ~ Printables, Worksheets, and Passages
Included in this packet are 7 activities that progress from simple to more complex to help your students learn and understand Main Idea. The 7 activities include: Picture Cards – Look at a group of pictures and state what they have in common. Color the Details – Read the main idea, then col
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Penguin Main Idea Activities
Help your students practice identifying main idea and details with a seasonal twist! These penguin activities are perfect for winter time. The packet includes 2 informational reading passages about penguins but the activities can be used with any informational text about penguins as well. Included
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What's the Main Idea Activity
Included are 9 sets of pictures. Each set of pictures are the details to the overall set's main idea! I used in a kindergarten classroom (Whole group) to introduce Main Idea. To do so, I started with all the cards labeled #1. Using the Elmo, I displayed the set of cards and we discussed what w
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