A set of comprehension task cards to help students find the main idea when reading.
Being able to find the main idea is an important comprehension skill for students to understand.
This teaching resource includes:
- five comprehension task cards including a text to read and accompanying questions
- an enrichment task for each piece of text where students use their creativity to make a product
- question worksheets for each text
- answer key.
These task cards make a great reading center activity for your students!
Use the drop-down menu to choose the worksheet format of the questions or to choose the interactive Google slide version of the resource.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
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We have updated some of the text and questions on this resource. We have also included a set of interactive Google Slides for this resource to use with your students virtually.
Addition by Natalie Oct 6th, 2020
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