This 20 page download has many motivating activities to help instruct, reinforce, and extend the concept of identifying the main idea.
The following can be used for instruction and/or as a center/early finishers work. For each title listed there is a short text paragraph with a main idea graphic organizer. Students are to read the text and identify the main idea. Next students revisit the text to locate 3 supporting details. The second page for each topic asks students to develop a new title for the text based on details from the text and choose another supporting detail from choices given.
*Fun at the Beach (2 pages)
*City Living (2 pages)
*Farm Friends (2 pages)
*Recycling Rocks (2 pages)
*Fun Times in Winter (2 pages)
*Finding the Main Idea Graphic Organizer (1 page)
Main Idea Detectives Activity Sign/Directions (1 page)
6 Main Idea Cards and 6 Supporting Details Cards (2 pages)
Main Idea Detectives Recording Sheet (1 page)
Main Idea Detectives Cut and Paste (2 pages)
Cover Page (1 page)
Notes for the Teacher (1 page)
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