Secret Messages for Main Idea for Speech Therapy

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Teach Speech 365
Grade Levels
2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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40 pages
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These are fun task cards for working on main idea with an engaging game format. The short stories are just the right length for practice in sessions. This product is useful for distance learning


Did you like Summarizing Elves? This follows that same concept, except there's more!

This resource features 10 secret messages. With each secret message, there are story cards with choices for the main idea. Each story card has a number that corresponds to a box on the secret message page. Once the student chooses an answer, he/she puts the letter in the corresponding box. When all the boxes have a letter, the student should read the secret message. I recommend laminating all the pages/cards or using sheet protectors. The secret message page and story cards match in color, so it makes organization easy.

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Secret Message #1 and cards: pg. 3-6

Secret Message #2 and cards: pg. 7-10

Secret Message #3 and cards: pg. 11-14

Secret Message #4 and cards: pg. 15-18

Secret Message #5 and cards: pg. 19-22

Secret Message #6 and cards: pg. 23-26

Secret Message #7 and cards: pg. 27-30

Secret Message #8 and cards: pg. 31-34

Secret Message #9 and cards: pg. 35-38

Secret Message #10 and cards: pg. 39-42

Answer Key: pg. 43

The secret messages are all idioms, so you can have fun discussing the meaning with your students after they decode the message!

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Here's what buyers have said:

Kathryn said, "I have been using this resource as a starter for Main Idea. It gives the students tons of practice and allows me to focus on other students when they can work independently. We talk about the idioms as well! Great product!"

Ashley said, "This is a great activity. My student love cracking the codes! I think it is very rewarding to answer a question correctly and then get to solve a puzzle!"

Alison said, "This activity is SO engaging and fun! My students love finding the secret message! The secret messages answers are all idioms, which is great for my students working on abstract language, as well."

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