I don't know about you, but I've noticed that it's really hard for students to tell the difference between main idea and theme! In fact, ask an adult, and they often get confused too! End the confusion with this set of task cards complete with two posters to help students understand the difference with ease. Lots of practice, plus fun pictures on each page is a recipe for success. To change-up the task card experience, I have made these task cards into strips. It's a small change meant to engage students who have used one shape of task cards for some time.
This resource addresses the following Common Core Standards in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades:
Task cards can be used in many different ways:
1. Centers and/or stations…since task cards can be done in any
order, they are easy to share.
2. In pairs or small groups
3. Whole class
a. Quick review before going home, or to specials
b. Teacher reads question, students write answers on white
c. Use as an assessment. Task cards don’t feel like a test, so
test phobic students are more relaxed.
4. Independent work at seats
5. Send home for homework as reinforcement for students
This resource includes:
Table of Contents
36 Task Card Strips
Students answer sheets (one for all 36 questions, one divided into 1-18, and the second 19-36)
If you are interested in the PowePointother taken from this resource see:
Main Idea or Theme PowerPoint
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