Main Idea Task Cards 2

Main Idea Task Cards 2
Main Idea Task Cards 2
Main Idea Task Cards 2
Main Idea Task Cards 2
Main Idea Task Cards 2
Main Idea Task Cards 2
Main Idea Task Cards 2
Main Idea Task Cards 2
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1 MB|12 pages
Product Description
These Main Idea cards feature short informational text (nonfiction) passages to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The informational texts cover three interesting topics: artists, fossils, and the three branches of government.

There are 12 cards with differentiated and scaffolded questions. The total 28 questions are open-ended and multiple-choice (STAAR). The open-ended questions are more basic facts and details questions. The multiple-choice questions are focused on ideas.

Some of the main ideas are stated in the paragraphs, but most of them are inferred from the details. These main idea task cards are great for grades 3-5.

Included are:
-12 Task Cards
-12 Full-page cards for centers are group work.
-28 total questions (16 open-ended, 12 multiple-choice)
-Answer key for multiple-choice


Best for on-level 3rd and 4th graders or for slightly below-level 5th grader. Reading levels 3.6-5.7
Lexile 520L - 830L

STAAR Aligned to match question stems and vocabulary.
TEKS Fig.19D; 3.13A; 4.11A; 5.11A

Common Core Standards addressed in this set:
These cards are correlated with the following Common Core Standard for grades 3 and 4:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea

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Summarizing Lesson Bundle
Summarizing Mini-Lesson #1 (PowerPoint, Quiz, and Handouts)
Summarizing Mini-Lesson #2 (PowerPoint, Quiz, and Handouts)
Cause and Effect Task Cards
Main Ideas and Details Lesson Bundle
Making Inferences Task Cards

Copyright information:
Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom. If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional license.
Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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