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Main Idea Task Cards

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These main idea task cards are perfect for the upper elementary grades. There are a total of 64 main idea cards, as follows:

32 main idea cards, each with a paragraph and 4 answer choices. Sixteen fiction cards and sixteen informational cards are included. These cards are perfect after students have had exposure to identifying the main idea without answer choices. Use in learning stations or games of scoot. Use for a quick assessment. Half the cards are fictional, and half are informational.

32 open-ended main idea cards. Answer choices are not given. Students find the main idea in an open ended format. The paragraphs on these cards are the same as those on the objective set of cards. The opened-ended cards are great for RtI or other small group instruction. Note: There are a LOT of these cards, too many to complete in one period. It’s best to use them over a period of time. Half the paragraphs are fiction, and half are informational.

Displayable answer keys, together with answer recording sheets, are included for both sets of cards.


Other reading comprehension resources:

Story Elements
Text Connections - Paired Reading Selections
Fiction Comprehension Question Cards
Nonfiction Comprehension Question Cards
Main Idea Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Sequence Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Author’s Purpose Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format
Inference Story Cards
Cause and Effect Task Cards with Quiz

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Rose Kasper
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Teaching Duration
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