In this product you will find:
16 themes cards
16 main ideas cards
1 sorting mat
1 anchor chart
Cut out the theme and main idea cards, Print the cards on colored cardstock and laminate for durability.
There are a few different ways to use this product. Students can either use the cards as a sort or as a matching game. Each theme has a matching main idea to go along with it. Students may place them on the sorting mat or match them next to each other.
For beginning students, sorting the main idea and theme in two separate categories should be challenging enough. For students who need more of a challenge, have them work on matching the two. They can fill out the answer sheet and place the matching main idea and theme next to each other in the two separate columns. Use this however you see it helping your students best.
Use the anchor chart as a guide to help students determine the difference between main idea and theme and refer to as review.