This packet is a great packet to review main idea. Included in the packet are 8 sets of 4 sentences, one of which is the main idea. Once the main idea is found, have students cite evidence and defend why they chose the sentence as the main idea. To scaffold and aid students, also included is an anchor chart of evidence phrases as well as small cue cards. This set can be used by simply cutting the sentence strips.
To go along with the theme of the packet, you'll find suggestions for bringing in a little fun for the students. I used Chinese food to-go boxes and chopsticks. The sentence strips were our "noodles." That's where the name of the packet came from. Please enjoy! Find the answers to your questions in the preview.
Review of main idea