Main Idea Task Cards

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Here are 48 task cards to use with your students. Students read the four words on each card and decide the category in which the words belong. These are a great, fun way for students to practice main idea and category generalizations. Great for small groups, RTI, literacy centers and ELL students. They can easily be made into a game as well! Wonderful for building vocabulary.

Supports the Common Core! Great addition to any elementary classroom.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


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