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Summarizing - Main Idea Task Cards and Test

Randy Bamboo
Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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64 pages
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Randy Bamboo


Summarizing Task Cards. 40 thought provoking cards that work great for teaching Summarizing and Main Idea at the same time. The answer key includes both! (Plus 40 bonus cards...same stories but with different comprehension questions). Also included is a test on Main Idea and Summarizing (made mostly from the last group of task cards).

Contents include:
• 40 Main Idea/Summarize Task Cards
• 40 extra cards (same stories with other comprehension questions)
• 1 Comic Reader foldable
• Test on Main Idea (using last 20 task cards)
• Test on Summarizing (using last 20 task cards)
• Answer Key

Use these cards on rings, in bags, in page protectors or in centers. I have also placed giant, single cards at the end to be used with an overhead projector, though the 4/page are also large enough print to show on the projector.

These cards work well with the educational game board I have as a free download.
Some of my lessons...

17 Reading/Math Task Cards – free sample
Huge Reading Bundle (all my English language cards plus more)
Spanish Task Card Bundle, 240 cards, Inference, Context Clues, Prediction, Main Idea/Summarize : 4th--8th Grade
Math Bundle (all my math lessons)
Multi-Step Math Word Problems : 3rd--5th Grade
Prediction,Foreshadowing,Flashback : 4th--8th Grade
Theme : 4th--8th Grade
Inference : 4th--8th Grade
Compare and Contrast : 4th--8th Grade
Character Traits : 4th--8th Grade)
Context Clues : 4th--8th Grade
Drawing Conclusions : 4th--8th Grade
Bamboo Air Reading Comprehension foldable (assignment turns into airplane--free sample)
Big Eye Math -- (students love spinning design...free sample)
Your House of Education (paperback) Where will you live? (You are building it now.) 3rd – 12th grades.
A few cartoons/jingles I've written on Reading/Math

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Total Pages
64 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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