Main Idea and Supporting Details Task Cards - use for Main Idea SCOOT

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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  1. This low prep resource combines 11 of my reading task card resources, for a total of 256 task cards. These are great to have on hand and reuse year, after year! Use the task cards as a reading center, for independent practice, as a SCOOT activity, for early finishers, and more!Save 30% when you bu
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Use these task cards for a low prep lesson that help students practice main idea in a new and engaging way. These task cards are designed to get students thinking about how key details support the main idea. Students have to figure out what detail doesn't belong because it doesn't support the main idea.

This resource contains:

  • 24 task cards that each have a short paragraph on it, with one detail that doesn't support the main idea of the paragraph. Students must determine what detail doesn't belong.
  • 12 task cards that each have a short paragraph on it. Students read the paragraph and then add their their own supporting detail.
  • Recording Sheet
  • Answer Key and Grading Rubric

The task cards include both nonfiction and fiction text.

This makes a great whole group main idea lesson or small group mini lesson for upper elementary students. Or, use these task cards to play main idea and details SCOOT or another game with your 3rd grade or 4th grade students.

These main idea and supporting details task cards are a part of my best selling Scaffolded Main Idea resource. If you have already purchased that, there is no need to purchase these main idea and details task cards separately!

Save 25% when you buy these as part of my Reading Skills: Task Card Bundle!

You might also be interested in some of my other task cards:

Character Trait Task Cards

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Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical

Total Pages
18 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in 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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