Main Idea Task Card Bundle 3 addresses key ideas, main messages, and main ideas and details across fiction and informational texts. It's also a part of the main idea task card mega bundle. This task card bundle is perfect for grades 3-5 stations, Google Classroom (videos included), cooperative activities, warm-ups, STAAR prep, and shared reading.
In this post, you'll find:
- Who is it for?
- What's in it?
- Standards Alignment
- 3 Google Classroom Teaching Ideas
- Opportunity to Share Your Thoughts
Who is the Main Idea Task Card Bundle 3 For?
It's designed for on-level 3rd- and 4th-grade readers and for intervention with 5th-grade. Questions align with 3rd and 4th-grade STAAR, but are also applicable to all main idea reading strategies.
What's in the Main Idea Task Card Bundle?
- Three main idea task card sets 7-9
- Google Classroom videos and resources
- Main Idea Task Card 7: Students will read about a kid entrepreneur, the bats of Bracken Cave, and William Wrigley.
- Main Idea Task Card 8: Students will read biography, fiction, and information topics including supernovas and honey bees.
- Main Idea Task Card 9: Students will read about soil, weathering, and erosion.
- 36 Multiple choice task cards
- Answer keys
- Teaching ideas
Main Idea Standards Alignment
This main idea task card bundle aligns to the new TEKS, CCSS, and STAAR question stems for 3rd- and 4th-grades.
2019 ELAR TEKS Alignment
TEKS 3.6G, 4.6G, 5.6G: evaluate details read to determine key ideas.
TEKS 3.9Di, 4.9Di, 5.9Di: recognize the characteristics and structure of informational text, including central idea with supporting evidence.
ELA CCSS Alignment
CCSS RA.R2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Google Classroom Resources
The Google Classroom resources can be used in three different ways:
- Whole Class: Build background knowledge before working on the task cards by showing the videos and reading the text alone, with partners, or together as a class.
- Stations: Share the resources to Google Classroom and have students view them in a stations. Then they can add comments to the Google Classroom stream.
- Extend the Learning: After reading the task cards, students can extend the learning by viewing the videos and creating their own Google Slides to synthesize the information. Share these on Google Classroom so they can comment on each other's work!
Details About the Main Idea Task Cards
There are 36 total multiple-choice task cards. But what's in them, specifically?
Main Idea Task Cards 7
Main Idea Task Cards 7 focuses on informational texts and finding the main idea of sections and paragraphs. Students will read about a kid entrepreneur, the bats of Bracken Cave, William Wrigley - the gum salesman.
Main Idea Task Cards 8
This set has mixed Genres and focuses on upper elementary level texts cover two main topics: supernovas and honey bees. It's mostly informational texts with biography and fictional narratives.
Main Idea Task Cards 9
Your science teachers will love you for this! This set contains cross-curricular content from science and geography.
Informational texts focus on upper elementary level readers covering the topic of soil. Students will practice main ideas and details using four different question stems and read about soil, decomposition, weathering, and erosion.
Now It's Your Turn
What do you think about the Main Idea Task Card Bundle 3? Do you like the topics and mixture of genres? Do your students enjoy Google Classroom? What strategies do you find to be the most engaging with task cards?
Share your thoughts in the comments below (scroll down)!