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 activities are aligned with CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, and also meet standards for CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2.
First, students will look at a picture and write a main idea and three details (4 cards). Next, students will be given a main idea, and will write three details to support that idea (4 cards). Then, students are given a set of details and are asked to write a main idea (4 cards). Students are then given three objects, asked to determine what they have in common, and write a main idea and three details for the objects (4 cards). Finally, students will read a short paragraph and find the detail sentence that does not support the main idea (4 cards).
Originally created for my ESOL students, these activity cards have been used successfully with ESOL and mainstream students in grades 3-6.
These activity cards pair perfectly with my other main idea products.
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Any claims of correlation or alignment to the WIDA ELD or Common Core Standards are solely those of Tools for Teachers by Laurah J. and have not been evaluated by WIDA or the NGA.