Main Idea Task Cards 6 (STAAR, Expository)

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Description

16 Main Idea Task Cards to help students practice using details to find the main idea in paragraphs, sections, and graphics organizers in expository texts. Grades 3-5 comprehension practice focusing on main ideas and details.

This set includes:

  1. Informational Text on Special Olympics
  2. Informational Text on Telescopes and Stars
  3. Informational Text on a young Entrepreneur
  4. 12 Multiple-Choice Cards
  5. 4 Multiple-Choice with Graphic Organizers

Informational texts and questions are aligned with released STAAR. Great for teaching, practice, and test prep!

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Text Complexity

Best for on-level 3rd and 4th graders or for slightly below-level 5th and 6th graders.

  • Text Complexity – Free Text Level Chart
  • ATOS Level: 7.3
  • Est. Lexile: 900L-1000L
  • Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 7.8
  • DRA 60

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Question Stems

Main Idea Questions in these Task Cards:

-The paragraph is mostly about -

-What is the main idea of this paragraph?

-Which sentence from the paragraph states the main idea?

-The paragraph shows the reader -

-What are three details that support the idea that __ ?

-This paragraph has details such as ____, so I think the paragraph is mainly about __.

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Standards Alignment (STAAR, TEKS, and Common Core)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA. R.2
CCSS 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.3.2
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2
Determine 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.

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More Task Cards Resources

Main Ideas Task Cards #1 (STAAR Prep)

Main Ideas Task Cards #2

Main Ideas Task Cards #3

Main Ideas Task Cards #4 (Informational)

Main Ideas Task Cards #5 (Biographies)

Bundled sets:

Summarizing Lesson Bundle

Main Ideas and Details Lesson Bundle

Drawing Conclusions Task Card Bundle #1

Drawing Conclusions Task Card Bundle #2

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STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 3rd Grade #2

STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 3rd Grade #3

STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 3rd Grade #4

STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 4th Grade #1

STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 4th Grade #2

STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 4th Grade #3

STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 5th-6th Grade #1

STAAR Reading Daily Warm Ups 5th-6th Grade #2

Cause and Effect Task Cards

Cause and Effect Task Cards #1

Cause and Effect Task Cards #2

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

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