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).
During read-aloud, have student select a button from a jar & then ask a question that corresponds to the color button chosen. Questions can be answered individually, in buddies, or in journal. Button cards correspond to Bloom's taxonomy...great idea!