Cut out each of the details and place them inside of the envelope.
Print the “What’s the Main Idea” strips on colored cardstock. Cut them out and create a flap on the front of the envelope (fold a small part at the top of the strip and tape the top down to the envelope).
Glue the main idea strip on the back of the “What’s the Main Idea” strip.
Students will take the details out of an envelope and try to guess the main idea.
Tell students not to peek until they think they may know the answer!