In this product, I have included four main idea sorts that can be used in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. My students have always struggled with identifying the topic, main idea, and supporting details in a paragraph or text. I realized that they needed hands-on practice to really get this concept. With this product, your kids will be able to work together to sort the different parts of a paragraph into the topic, main idea, and supporting details. The hands-on component and group work encourages conversation which allows students to defend their own ideas and respectfully question the ideas of others to build their own understanding of this concept. I have also included a graphic organizer that you can have your students use to record their answers and transfer this knowledge to other texts.
I hope this product is helpful for you and your students!