Identifying the main or central idea is a literary skill often addressed on standardized tests. Make sure your students are prepared with these (40) engaging Main Idea Task Cards that focus on nonfiction, expository text. Task Cards can be analyzed in pairs, groups, or whole class instruction. Answer key included. A fun, effective instructional tool and alternative to boring worksheets!
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and other Task Cards:
Analogy Task Cards
Fragment/Run On Task Cards
Literary Analysis Task Cards
Revision Test Prep Task Cards
Verb Tense Task Cards
Commonly Confused Words Task Cards
Common Core Literary Terms Task Cards
Idiom Task Cards
Context Clue Task Cards
Sentence Fluency Task Cards
Fact/Opinion Task Cards
Apostrophe Task Cards
Comma Task Cards
Every English teacher needs an inventory of Task Cards to use for instruction throughout the year. Check out my ELA Jumbo Task Card Volume 1
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Terrific Teacher Tip: Create a Gallery Walk for students to get feedback on their work. How it’s done: Hang student products on the wall, such as drawings, visual representations, or poster projects. Students, individually or in groups, rotate around the room with Post-It notes and provide feedback.
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