Main Idea Sorts Main Idea Center – Main Idea Reading Comprehension Activity for 3rd – 5th Grades

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Three Main Idea sorts your students will love with Tasmanian Devils, Japan, and Pyramids!


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Finding the main idea can be so tricky, but these Main Idea Sorts in print and digital can help your upper elementary students get focused main idea and supporting details practice in an engaging way! It includes 3 sorts with different main idea topics. The main idea sorts work well for independent work, for partner or small groups, for test prep, for literacy centers, and for assessment.


It includes:

Digital Version

3 Print Sorts:

Tasmanian Devils





Detailed Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital PDF with LINKS


SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Main Idea Bundle for 3rd – 5th Grades (CLICK HERE)!!! These sorts are included in the very comprehensive and deeply discounted Main Idea Bundle  that has 5 differentiated passages, 3 games and game boards, 3 matching pages, 3 sets of task cards, plus this set of 3 sorts! 


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • The sorts come in both print and digital formats to give you lots of versatility in your teaching!


  • The digital format means that ALL activities are NO PREP and are SELF GRADING in Google Forms.


  • The sorts give your students concentrated practice with main idea and supporting details, so students get multiple opportunities to practice in a short time frame.


  • Main idea can be a tricky concept and these sorts give your students a different way to practice the reading skill.


  • The sorts are easy to prep and to manage.


  • The sorts may be used in a number of ways, from reading centers, to whole class, one on one, test prep, and more!!!



If you’re looking for more main idea resources, you might want to take a look here:
Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary for 3rd Grade
Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary for 4th/5th Grades


Here are some other Main Idea Resources and are digital – drag and drop for Google Slides and PowerPoint: (100% original content)

3rd Grade Main Idea Digital Reading Unit

4th Grade Main Idea Digital Reading Unit

5th Grade Main Idea Digital Reading Unit


Thanks so much!

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