Main Idea Bundle | Main Idea Activities | Main Idea Games

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This Main Idea Kit targets reading comprehension and includes a huge set of differentiated activities for scaffolding. There are 5 main idea passages (each in 3 different reading levels), 3 sets of task cards, 3 games, 3 sorts, and 3 matching activities. Everything you need is here in this time saving kit for busy teachers!

Here’s what it includes:

5 Passages: Each in 3 Different Reading Levels with Questions (Snow Leopards, The London Eye, Asteroids, The History of Mr. Potato Head, and Castles)

3 Sets of Task Cards (Main Idea Categories, Find the Main Idea, and Which Supporting Detail Does Not Match the Main Idea?) and a record sheet

3 Games (Each game has 42 game cards), 3 Colorful Game Boards and 3 Black and White Game Boards

3 Sorts (Tasmanian Devils, Japan, Pyramids)

3 Matching Pages (Giraffes, Ice Cream, The Moon)

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Why you'll love this resource:

  • There are a variety of materials included, from task cards, to games, sorts, matching pages, and passages.
  • Scaffolding is built in to this unit, to provide your students with support.
  • The passages and game are already differentiated into three different levels!
  • The activities are very interactive and lots of fun!
  • The passages are high interest ones that your students will enjoy!
  • You can use this resource in so many ways, from reader's workshop time, guided reading, literacy centers, whole class games, exit slips, SCOOT and scavenger hunts, homework, test prep, and more!

If you’re looking for more main idea resources, you might want to take a look here:

Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary for 3rd Grade

Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary for 4th/5th Grades

Here are some other resources which might be helpful:

3rd Grade Morning Work

4th Grade Morning Work

5th Grade Morning Work

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