OUT with Main Idea and Authors Purpose - let's use the ELA Common Core Vocabulary!
This is a 1st and 2nd grade literacy activity that can be used as a center or in small group.
Students read short passages (from the Read Mastery) program. Students then use a graphic organizer to find the Central Idea or Main Purpose of a text.
The graphic organizers are kid friendly and has some important tips that help students understand how to find the Central Idea and Main Purpose.
It contains 12 different passages. I like to print them on cardstock and laminate them. We use them as place mats. They write directly on them using dry erase makers. You can fold them over if you want but I like to leave them whole.