Telling the main idea from the theme of a text can light some kids' hair on fire! Seriously, it can be really confusing. Use this PowerPoint to give lots of practice in a fun and entertaining way. It's full of great clipart and stories that get to the heart of the lesson.
Please note that this Power Point is NOT editable or printable. It has been saved in Power Point Show to protect the copyright on the artwork. It will also launch immediately into the Power Point program to help save you set-up time. The second click on each slide displays the answer to the question in red.
There are a number of ways to use this Main Idea/Theme PowerPoint in your classroom:
As a Teaching Tool:
Go over each question as a group discussing each answer option. Focus on teaching students how to eliminate answers that have no possibility of being true. This will help with testing when the time arrives.
Divide your class into two teams. Go back and forth giving each team every other slide. Each team must work together decide on the answer.
For Evaluation, write the answer on an answer sheet, then self check when the slide is clicked a second time.
This resource addresses the following 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Common Core Standards:
If you are interested in the coordinating task cards that go with this PowerPoint see:
Main Idea or Theme Task Card Strips
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