Free Main Idea vs. Theme Sort! Determining the main idea of a story is tricky, but throw in theme, and things get even more muddled. Help your students see the difference between theme and main idea with this free and quick sort.

Free Main Idea vs. Theme Sort! Determining the main idea of a story is tricky, but throw in theme, and things get even more muddled. Help your students see the difference between theme and main idea with this free and quick sort.

Dye's Delights in Teaching: TACO Story....What a cute idea for students to show story elements!

Dye's Delights in Teaching: TACO Story....What a cute idea for students to show story elements!

Love this idea for main idea and details ... Kids love just a little twist on the same old thing!

Love this idea for main idea and details ... Kids love just a little twist on the same old thing!

Reading Strategies - FREEBIE, great mini posters to put up near guided reading table for easy visual reference for kids! Or even notecards to glue in their notebooks

Reading Strategies - FREEBIE, great mini posters to put up near guided reading table for easy visual reference for kids! Or even notecards to glue in their notebooks

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

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