Main Idea Task Cards 4 (Informational Texts)

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  1. This main ideas and details task card bundle 2 focuses in on informational texts, both expository and biographies. Question stems are STAAR aligned and new 2019 TEKS are included.There are 48 task cards that will challenge and engage students for a week of instruction. They are perfect for teaching
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Main Ideas and Supporting Details for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades. Informational Texts are fun and engaging with these Main Idea Task Cards that focus on supporting details, paragraph main ideas, and section main ideas. Topics include George Crum, the Michtom toy company, history of Frito-Lays chips, and more.

Great for STAAR prep, small group, warm-ups, daily review, stations, or independent practice, these main idea task cards include:

16 Total Main Idea Task Cards

12 Multiple Choice Task Cards

4 Multiple Choice with Graphic Organizer Task Cards

Answer Keys

Ideas for how to use over 3 days!

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Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA. R.2CCSS RA.R2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

New 2019 TEKS Alignment

TEKS 3.6G, 4.6G, 5.6G: evaluate details read to determine key ideas

TEKS 3.9Di, 4.9Di, 5.9Di: recognize the characteristics and structure of informational text, including central idea with supporting evidence.


Question Stems

This paragraph is mostly about –

The section titled ___ is mainly about –

What does this paragraph help you understand about ___ ?

What is the main idea of this paragraph?

What best completes the graphic organizer?


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