Students often get confused when analyzing a text for the main idea and correct supporting details. This activity has them identify the main idea and supporting details in 6 sections of a nonfictional article. Then the students are required to analyze each section to sort statement strips into the correct space on a sorting chart.
Link to article, sorting chart, 6 pages of statements (page for each section), and answer key are included.
Article from Commonlit.org - Tiny Plastic, Big Problem by Alison Pearce Stevens, 2015
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