This 10 page packet includes two category boards for teaching and assessment main idea in reading. Each category board has 5 short paragraphs and 10 answer choices. Students read the paragraph and select the main idea that best fits the paragraph. There are two versions of this activity: One version is in color and is perfect for printing on cardstock to in order to reuse it year after year. The second one is a cut and paste, black and white version to give to individual students. This activity can be completed individually, in partners, or groups. It's great for guided practice or as a quick assessment of your student's ability to identify the main idea of a paragraph. An answer key is included.
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