If you're looking for innovative ways to introduce, review, or reteach main idea, then you've come to the right place. This activity was so popular as part of my best-selling Main Idea Activities and Printables
, that I decided to make a stand-alone activity teachers could use as well.
This activity is excellent for helping students make the abstract concept of main idea a more concrete concept through the use of visuals and critical thinking. Students receive a main idea bag, list the items in it, think about what they have in common, then determine a main idea for the bag. Students are then asked to extend their understanding by naming additional items that would or would not belong in the bag. Excellent for ELL, SpED and BGL learners. Aligned with CCSS and WIDA ELD Standards.
This download contains everything you need (except the baggies) to create 10 themed main idea bags. Each theme has 6-8 pictures.
This download includes:
-Main Idea Bag Labels
-Main Idea Bag Pictures (10 themes for 10 bags)
-Main Idea Activity Sheet
-Suggestions for use and Directions for Assembly
*For ease of assembly, the labels and picture cards are designed to be printed on Avery Address Labels and Avery Business Cards. Links to the appropriate sizes are included within.
Any claims of correlation or alignment to the CCSS or WIDA ELP Standards are solely those of Tools for Teachers by Laurah J. and have not been evaluated by the NGA or WIDA.