This massive main idea task card bundle is a collection of 9 sets of main idea and details task cards. There are 130 main idea task cards across multiple genres:
- biography, and
Students must understand that there can be an abundance of information in a text, not all of which is necessary to comprehend the main idea.
Determining importance and clarifying the big idea are vital strategies for reading - these main idea task cards help students learn this!
In these task cards, main idea questions are asked in a variety of ways using graphic organizers, open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions and structured response.
These main ideas and details task cards are perfect for 3rd grade and 4th grade, and they're just right for intervention in 5th grade.
Main Idea Task Cards Sets 1-3
The first 46 task cards are mostly informational texts and some fantasy, poetry, and realistic fiction. They focus on the core skills realted to finding the main idea.
All of questions are aligned with released STAAR tests, and scaffolded questions are included.. Great for teaching, practice, and test prep!
Main Idea Task Cards Sets 4-6
The next 48 task cards will challenge and engage students for at least a week of instruction. They are perfect for teaching main ideas of informational texts (both expository and biography) STAAR prep, stations, small group re-teaching, and integrating Social Studies! Question stems are STAAR aligned and new 2019 TEKS are included.
Main Idea Task Cards Sets 7-9
These main idea task cards address key ideas, main messages, and main ideas and details across biographies, science texts, and fiction. Schema videos are included!
Main Idea Questions and Alignment
Click the toggles below to explore the main idea question stems and the standards alignment for CCSS, TEKS, and STAAR.
Main Idea Question Stems
Main Idea Question Stems Include:
- The paragraph is mostly about -
- What is the main idea of this paragraph?
- Which sentence from the paragraph states the main idea?
- The paragraph shows the reader -
- What are three details that support the idea that __ ?
- This paragraph has details such as ____, so I think the paragraph is mainly about __.
- What is the main message of this paragraph?
- According to the text, why is ___ ?
- What idea best completes this graphic organizer?
Main Idea Standards
Main Idea Standards Alignment
2019 TEKS 3.6G, 4.6G, 5.6G: evaluate details read to determine key ideas
2019 TEKS 3.9Di, 4.9Di, 5.9Di: recognize the characteristics and structure of informational text, including central idea with supporting evidence.
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.
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