Teaching Main Idea is tougher than it looks. This is the perfect tool to provide scaffolding. Start by showing my students pictures of items that go in a group. I do this by showing them one group at a time. Then, I have students try and figure out two main idea groups on one page. From there I move onto showing them how to do the same thing they did with pictures in text. This packet allows you to use pictures and text to help guide your students through the concept of main idea.
Practice main idea and supporting details with these short informational text cards.
Covers RI.3.2 and RI. 4.2 for common core is covered. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the pack is still valuable to use when teaching 3rd grade students to find the main idea and support key details in a text.