Main Idea Sorting Cards A great starting point to help children understand how to categorize items under a main idea. Print the cards in color and laminate. We have three different recording pages – this will allow you to differentiate this center for students. Recording Sheets: Beginning Intermediate Advanced
Sorting Main Ideas & Details Print in color and laminate these cards. Students then sort the cards. Each set includes a main idea and three details. You may also choose to remove the main idea cards. Students sort the cards and then must write their own main idea sentence.
All About Me Students create an outline for a paragraph about themselves.
My Favorite Animal Students create an outline for a paragraph about their favorite animal.
A Rainy Day Students create an outline for a paragraph about what they would do on a rainy day.
Paragraph Page Have students practice turning their outline into a paragraph on this lined page.