In this product, I have included four main idea sorts that can be used in the winter months. The sorts include winter activities, polar bears, building a snowman, and New Year's celebrations. 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!