Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)

Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)
Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)
Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)
Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)
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Main Idea Task Cards Set includes: 52 Task Cards, Answer Sheets and a Teacher Answer Key.

Common Core Aligned to American State Standards for 5th and 6th grade:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Each task card includes an informational text on an educational topic relevant to the academic, social and life skills students need to acquire in the 5th and 6th grades. Topics include:

5th and 6th grade math: techniques on how to solve multiplicative equations
science: the invention of the battery and the magnetic field
literacy: adjectives
health: vitamins and their benefits
physical education: archery
money management
social skills
American history: American state history; the state of Virginia, African American poet Phillis Wheatley and the American flag
Canadian history
American geography: Tampa Bay, Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, New York state
American presidents: George Washington and Ronald Reagan
Christmas and Easter history
World Literature: The literary work of Heidi by Swiss author, Johanna Spyri
Drama: The biography of American actress, Shirley Temple

Great for Reading Strategy Centers, Test Prep, and Fast Finishers.

Just laminate the task cards and you're ready to go!

Answer sheets make this activity great for fast finishers as students can practice their writing skills as well as strengthening their skills in determining the main idea of a text.

Answer keys included for you to quickly take up task sheets with individual students or the class as a whole.

Enjoy Teaching!

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Main idea is a concept that is often challenging for students to grasp. In order to identify the main idea, students often resort to pointing out the topic sentence of a reading. However, this is not always a true indicator of a text's main idea. This 61 page main idea packet helps students to scaffold in order to identify the difference between main idea and details.

Students practice Main Idea in a variety of ways:

1.Students learn how supporting details contribute to an overall, or main idea by organizing words into groups and determining what the main idea is.

2.Students are given a Main Idea topic and cut and paste the main idea into the appropriate section of the graphic organizer. Students come up with supporting details.

3.Students are given words that belong to two separate main ideas. The supporting details are organized under a chart with two separate main idea headings.

4.Students practice main idea through text. Students are given a paragraph (also great for strengthening reading skills while practicing main idea) and have to determine the main idea of the text. Several choices are provided through multiple choice options and students select the answer they think best describes the main idea.

*Depending on how comfortable your students are with main idea, students can work in partners to determine the main idea or individually for any of the activities in this packet.

Students learn to sort information into a variety of graphic organizers and look for key information.

Aligned to Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4:

Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Answer Keys Included.

Enjoy teaching!

Check out the other task cards for ELA:

Verbs: 42 Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.L.2.1d, L.3.1d and L.3.1e Task Cards

Cause and Effect: 40 Task Cards Common Core Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a

Fact and Opinion: 42 Common Core CCSS. ELA- Literacy. RH. 6-8.8 Task Cards

Sequencing- 42 Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5 Grade 6 Task Cards

Context Clues: 40 Task Cards Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4c
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Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)
Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)
Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)
Main Idea Bundle (Includes 52 Task Cards)