32 Compare and Contrast Task Cards. The Cards are tiered to help you differentiated. The first 12 cards use pictures to generate relationships. The next 4 cards require students to identify whether a statement is comparing or contrasting. The next 4 cards have students generate a compare and contrast statement or paragraph when given two topics or ideas. The last 12 cards have students read short paragraphs and compare and contrast elements present in the paragraph. $
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).
Nearly A Full Year of Daily Common Core of Grade 4 Reading Practice--EVERY Literature and Informational Text Standard is included. Multiple choice and written response formats are both included. Inferences, main idea, point of view, and additional comprehension skills and strategies are reviewed in manageable, daily doses. This is an excellent way to help students apply reading strategies consistently and build reading, social studies, and science knowledge. $
Sequencing: students draw 4 pictures on index cards from important parts from the story they just read. Then, they add sentences explaining which part of the story they illustrated. Then, they put the events in order.
The Puzzling Main Idea contains directions and materials needed for 5 different Main Idea Activities. They are tons of fun, hands-on, and a perfect continuation to Main Idea mini-lessons! The activities encourage whole class, partner/group, and independent work/critical thinking! If followed in order, the activities teach Main Idea first in a more concrete manner, allowing children to slowly be able to apply their new skills to more difficult tasks, and eventually to text.
Differentiated Inference Task Cards using pictures and text! Two sets of 40 task cards (80 cards total) that help students practice making inferences. The first 20 cards have pictures that students make inferences from. The next 20 cards have short stories that students make inferences from. $
Included in this resource are 60 comprehension task cards for predicting, connecting, synthesizing, inferring, and analyzing. Teach your students to think deeper by going beyond simply retelling and summarizing. There are 15 CCSS for reading addressed in these cards. They are available in color and black & white. 71 pages with suggestions for multiple uses in the classroom!