When I was a kid, the words MAIN IDEA used to make me want to BREAK OUT IN A SWEAT. Now as a teacher, they still kind of make me want to BREAK OUT IN A SWEAT, but I'm a little less....sweaty...thanks to nifty teaching tools like FREE MAIN IDEA CARDS!!!
These 8 reading passages are designed for 3rd grade or 4th grade students to read and determine the main idea. The practice is leveled so that one set of the reading passages has multiple choice answers, and the other set of task cards are free response (students must decide on the main idea independently).