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Main Idea and Details: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Combine the concept of main idea and details with the life of Benjamin Franklin. Students draw cards (details) to match with game boards (main ideas) to score points. The main ideas and details are nonfiction statements about Benjamin Franklin such as, his younger years and his inventions. Students will record scores on a scorecard. When the game is over, students will complete the paragraph worksheets using the main ideas and details from the game. This is a wonderful and engaging way to reinforce the concept of main idea and details. 17 pages.
6 game boards
18 detail cards
Worksheet for written assessment
QR codes for children friendly sites about Benjamin Franklin
*PLEASE NOTE: Since there is so much information about Benjamin Franklin, I could not fit everything into this activity. If you have requests please let me know, and I’ll create another main idea activity. Also, if there is another person you would like me to target, please let me know. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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