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Main Idea Task Cards or Worksheets (grades 2-3)

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2 MB|17 pages
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Are you looking for main idea practice for your 2nd or 3rd grade students? This resource comes in two formats: a main idea task card format and a main idea worksheet format.

Format A: Eight passages are written as individual worksheets. (On each page, the questions are numbered 1, 2, and 3, so that they can be completed independently from the other pages.)

Format B: Eight passages are included in 24 consecutive task cards, and would probably be used in one lesson.

Each passage includes the following three questions written in a multiple choice format:
1. Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?
2. Which detail tells more about the main idea?
3. Which would be the best title for this passage?

Answer keys are included.

Check out the PREVIEW to view some of the passages!


This resource is also included in my Main Idea MEGA-BUNDLE for 2nd and 3rd graders! {CLICK HERE.}


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By Deb Hanson 2017

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