A Quick and Easy Main Idea Activity that will hold your students' interests!

A Quick and Easy Main Idea Activity!

I put a little twist on our main idea task cards a few months ago and turned it into a cooperative activity! We loved it, and I can& belie.

The Puzzling Main Idea contains directions and materials needed for 5 different Main Idea Activities. They are tons of fun, hands-on, and a perfect continuation to Main Idea mini-lessons! The activities encourage whole class, partner/group, and independent work/critical thinking! If followed in order, the activities teach Main Idea first in a more concrete manner, allowing children to slowly be able to apply their new skills to more difficult tasks, and eventually to text.

the activities teach Main Idea first in a more concrete manner, allowing children to slowly be able to apply their new skills to more difficult tasks, and eventually to text.

This product includes the following:Mystery Sack Main Idea Activity: This works well for small groups or centers. You will need to cut out and laminate each of the 'details' and put them into a sack. Next, the students will look through each sack and try to figure out what is the main idea of the sack.

This works well for small groups or centers. You will need to cut out and laminate each of the 'details' and put them into a sack. Next, the students will look through each sack and try to figure out what is the main idea of the sack.

Use this main idea and detail lesson to teach students the terms, how to find the difference between the main idea and detail, and how to cook!

Main Idea and Detail with Dirt Pudding {& a Freebie}

Use this main idea and detail lesson to teach students the terms, how to find the difference between the main idea and detail, and how to cook!

Grab this 50+ page freebie focused on developing and practicing main idea with multiple activities! Perfect for first graders, second graders, and even third graders!

Grab this page freebie focused on developing and practicing main idea with multiple activities! Perfect for first graders, second graders, and even third graders!

These 8 reading passages are designed for 3rd grade or 4th grade students to read and determine the main idea.   The practice is leveled so that one set of the reading passages has multiple choice answers, and the other set of task cards are free response (students must decide on the main idea independently).

8 passafes and students determine the main idea. The practice is leveled so that one set of the reading passages has multiple choice answers and the other set of task cards are free response (students must decide on the main idea independently).

Cute Main Idea/supporting details activity

Make a table: main idea (top) & supporting details (legs)! Confessions of a (former) Fourth Grade Teacher: Foldable Ideas!

Main Idea Practice Pages for Beginners! FREE!

These main idea practice pages are perfect for main idea beginners! Each page includes a short, easy to read passage with 2 questions. The first question asks students to write the main idea. The second questions asks students to color

These are some of my favorite books for teaching students main idea, details, and theme! Head on over to the post to read about how I use them in my first grade classroom.

Books to Teach Main Idea and Theme

These are some of my favorite books for teaching students main idea, details, and theme! Head on over to the post to read about how I use them in my first grade classroom.

If you've read my blog before, you probably know that I use a Daily 5 structure to organize our reading time. I love the freedom, choice, and time spent reading/writing it offers my students. One of t

1st Week of Daily 5 Choices (The Brown-Bag Teacher)

A New Way to Teach Main Idea - It's All Connected! {Teacher Idea Factory}

Teaching Main Idea- topic connects to main idea then details. Use this With my main idea tracker and at the end of our book study, link all the details together.

Anchor chart:  How to find Main Idea!  freebie!!  TeacherKarma.com

Main Idea FREEBIE!

Another chart to help find the main idea for the story. All these charts help with basic comprehension finding while reading.

Main Idea and Details *FREEBIE*!

This pin includes a printable for main idea in second grade.*Bunting, Books, and Bright Ideas*: Main Idea and Details *FREEBIE*!

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