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Finding the Main Idea - ESL Reading/Writing Activity
Students will practice sequencing skills and writing with logical order with this resource while learning how to find the main idea. Lower level students often have an easier time understanding logical order when they can see the sentences arranged in different ways. Allowing students the time to

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Main Idea Worksheets
Finding the main idea and supporting details can be a difficult skill for children.This product contains 25 passages for students to practice finding the main idea. There are three sheets for each passage. The first sheet has the passage and 3 multiple choice questions. The second sheet has the pas
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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

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Main Idea Cut and Paste Nonfiction Passages
This file contains 15 passages where students will find the main idea and two supporting details. The students will choose the correct sentence for the main idea and details and glue it in the correct spot. I have also included the same passages where the students will have to come up with the main
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Main Idea and Details Activity Cards
Help your students practice and extend their knowledge of main idea and details with these 24 colorful activity cards. These cards can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of your students, and suggestions are included within. These activities are aligned with CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, and

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30 Biographies CLOSE READING 5 LEVEL PASSAGES Main Idea Fluency Check TDQs More!
ALL READERS COVERED! Article INFORMATIONAL TEXT 5 LEVELS! PERFECT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELL, BELOW LEVEL STUDENTS! Keeps everyone on LITERALLY on the SUBJECT AND CONTENT! 200-1000+ Lexiles Differentiated Curriculum -Abraham Lincoln -Albert Einstein -Alexander Graham Bell -Amelia Earhart -Barack Oba
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Main Idea and Details Teaching Bundle
This teaching pack combines my best-selling main idea items. It takes a new approach to learning main idea, starting with pictures and moving into text. Originally designed for my 4th grade ESOL students, these materials have been used with success in mainstream and ESOL classrooms in grades 3-8. Wi
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Wild Cats of Brazil:  Main Idea; Integrating Information/Combining Texts
For grades 3-5 with multiple standards that are listed at the bottom of this posting. This 40 page product has test-prep selections for combining and integrating informational text,vocabulary support, social studies connections, habitat references for a science connection, and text-dependent questi
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Main Idea Bag Activity
New and upgraded again! 24 sets of main idea picture cards, (preview shows set list topics) one additional answer sheet, and improved formatting. This main idea center activity has picture cards that can be laminated and cut out to place in bags, two student worksheet options (one for RTI, one for c
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Main Idea & Summary Powerpoint
This powerpoint makes learning MAIN IDEA and SUMMARIZING fun and simple! Powerpoint contains: - 22 editable slides - 6 videos (some videos come from youtube, please ensure that your school allows youtube videos prior to purchasing) - classroom game - 2 summary video lessons to do as whole class ins
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Main Idea Task Cards with QR Code Option- 2 Bonus Worksheets
*** These task cards are also included in this Main Idea Task Card Bundle and also in this complete Reading Skills Task Card Bundle with QR Codes Task cards are a great tool to use in your classroom. You can use them in small groups, in literacy centers, or as independent work. Just print the car
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Penguin Chick - Treasures Reading - Main Idea and Supporting Details
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The teaching of Main Idea and Supporting Details is perhaps the most challenging of reading skills to teach. For this reason, I have put in a tremendous effort to design a Powerpoint presentation to accompany the Treasures Reading Program selection of, "Penguin Chick" that will not only most certai
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Main Idea Passages (Ocean Animals)- with Digital Option
Main idea is a challenging skill for students. These nonfiction ocean themed passages will help students understand how to find the main idea. These passages will also help them to find supporting details. There are 10 main idea passages with two formats. One format allows the students to come up
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Main Idea Task Cards-  with QR Code Option
*** These task cards are also included in this Main Idea Task Card Bundle and also in this complete Reading Skills Task Card Bundle with QR Codes Task cards are a great tool to use in your classroom. You can use them in small groups, in literacy centers, or as independent work. Just print the cards
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Topic and Main Idea PowerPoint and Activity Sheets
This topic and main idea PowerPoint goes over the steps students should take to find the topic and main idea in a paragraph. The PowerPoint is acceptable for 2nd through 4th grade and uses key vocabulary for those ELL learners. The PowerPoint goes in depth on finding the topic by providing reading s
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Name the Main Idea-Mini File Folder Fun
Name the main idea is a game that I play with students and they love it. I decided to make a center to go with our Main Idea unit. In this kit, students use picture and word clues (supporting details) to find the main idea. For the younger kiddos, this could also be used as categorizing. Makin
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Main Idea- Guess the Category- Scoot Game/Gallery Walk/Task Cards
Main Idea Guess the Category Scoot Game/Gallery Walk/Task Cards This file contains 12 cards with four words on each card that are related. Students will look at the four words on each card and decide which category they belong in. This is a great preview to teach main idea. Recording sheet and an
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Main Idea and Details Assessment
Use this 20 question assessment on main ideas and supporting details to easily guide your instruction. It’s perfect for a pretest, end of unit evaluation, test prep, homework, partner work, whole group, or adapt to fit your classroom needs! Quiz Format: -Short Answer -Multiple Choice -7 Mini-Pas
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Main Idea Task Card Bundle with QR Code Option 2nd and 3rd Grade
***This bundle contains 3 sets of Main Idea task cards that are also sold individually in my store. Please check to make sure that you haven't bought these as individual products before you buy the bundle. Main Idea Task Cards Set 1 Main Idea Task Cards Set 2 Main Idea Task Cards Set 3 ******** A
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Thanksgiving Main Idea and Details Activity Cards
Help your students get into the Thanksgiving spirit while practicing and extending their knowledge of main idea and details with these 24 colorful Thanksgiving-themed activity cards. These cards can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of your students, and suggestions are included within.
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Main Idea Task Cards with QR Code Option
****** These task cards are also included in this Main Idea Task Card Bundle and also in this complete Reading Skills Task Card Bundle with QR Codes Task cards are a great tool to use in your classroom. You can use them in small groups, in literacy centers, or as independent work. Just print the c
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Main Idea & Summarizing Presentation
This presentation helps to teach students to identify the main idea and details in a text, as well as summarize what they've read using the GIST strategy. Includes definitions and examples. Originally developed for use in my ESL Language Arts classroom, this powerpoint can assist any student in mas

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Main Idea and Supporting Details Task Cards 3rd 4th 5th 6th Grade
These task cards are a great way for students to have fun while practice their skills with identifying the main idea of a passage. This activity has students reading 16 short and interesting informational text passages to each other and then asked to identify the main idea out of two possible cho

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Halloween Main Idea and Details Activity Cards
Help your students get into the Halloween spirit while practicing and extending their knowledge of main idea and details with these 20 colorful Halloween-themed activity cards. These cards can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of your students, and suggestions are included within. These
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