Main Idea and Summarizing in COLOR

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Learning how to find the main idea can be hard and learning to summarizing can be down right daunting to kids! This packet has students use a color coding technique to identify the main idea and then learn to construct summaries!

There are 10 non-fiction passages on the following topics:

- The Human Skeleton

- Volcanoes

- Odd Dog Breeds

- Conversation Hearts

- Seahorses

- Butterflies

- Starfish

- Gummy Candies

- Stinky Cheese

- What is a Hashtag

* There is a main idea answer key for each of these passages!

There are also 8 non-fiction task cards to practice finding the main idea.


Bonus, these passages are great for working on comprehension

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