This is an activity that helps students understand what main idea is all about.
Helps students who are visual learners grasp this concept before trying to figure out the main idea from text that is read.
What's In Your Bag- Students pull items from a bag and determine what they have in common (main idea). Two ideas have been provided.
What's the Main Idea -A cut and paste activity good for a center activity.
What's in My Bag Homework (The top portion is editable in the take home letter. I wrote a sample to get you started.) You can save changes made to to top section only.