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.
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).
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