This is an activity that can be used as a reading center or during small group instruction to extend/enhance your lesson on main topic and details! I made this activity for my first grade class to use in a small group setting. I have differentiated this activity by creating 3 different sorting boards.
Board 1 (below average): This board has 3 main topics that are easy to read and understand. Students will read the details cards and sort them according to the main topic they relate to.
Board 2 (average): This board has 3 main topics that use appropriate vocabulary such as "appearance, diet and habitat". Students read the details cards and sort them according to the main topic they relate to.
Board 3 (above average): This board does not include the main topics. Students first sort the details cards into three groups depending on how they are similar. Then, they identify the main topic of the cards and write it on the board.
Hope you and your students enjoy!