This is a set of 24 main idea cards, each with a main idea question on the back. It was designed for students who are just beginning to infer (not always just "look for") the main idea in a paragraph. Students must answer a main idea question and write down a supporting sentence or supporting details for each card. An answer Key, Student Response Sheets and Vocabulary Reference Cards are included.
This is actually the first of a set of three activities, each with an increasing level of difficulty; the second set is "Mastering the Main Idea" and the third is "Inferring Main Idea".