It includes: Print and Digital Versions
3 Main Idea and Supporting Details Color-Coding Passages (double-sided):
3 Main Idea and Supporting Details Passages (double-sided worksheets) with Open-Ended Questions:
The History of Football
3 Main Idea and Supporting Details Passages (double-sided worksheets) with Multiple Choice Questions:
The Great Wall of China
3 Main Idea Matching Worksheets:
George Washington Carver
32 Main Idea Task Cards (plus student record sheet)
Main Idea Bag Activity with Picture Cards
Main Idea Sorting Game (30 cards)
7 Graphic Organizers
4 Anchor Charts (2 are blank for notetaking)
It makes teaching the main idea so much easier!
It includes 9 main idea passages with 3 color-coding, 3 open-ended (and ask students to write a summary), and 3 with multiple choice answers.
This unit also includes a digital version for Google Classroom™!
There are a variety of formats included, from passages, games, task cards, activities, graphic organizers, and more!
The passages are high-interest ones your students will enjoy, like Meerkats or The History of Football!
The printables are low prep for busy teachers!
It can be used for whole-class or small-group lessons, independent work, reading centers, exit slips, homework, whole-class games, test prep, and more!!!
Need a Main Idea unit for 4th/5th grades?
Main Idea 4th/5th Grades
Looking for more main idea activities? This one has 5 leveled passages (3 levels for each), 3 games, and 3 sets of task cards:
Main Idea Kit for 3rd – 5th Grades
Looking for completely digital Main Idea units for Google Classroom? These have original content and are interactive with moveable pieces:
3rd Grade Digital Reading Unit: Main Idea for Google Slides™
4th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Main Idea for Google Slides™
5th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Main Idea for Google Slides™
Thanks so much!
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