Saturday, May 7, 2016

Main Idea Cards

Have you tried our Main Idea Cards?

This strategy is a great way to improve reading comprehension with metacognition and close reading. It also helps students gain skills that align with Common Core and state standards.

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Students struggle differentiating between topics, main ideas, and summaries. This strategy scaffolds understanding of components of a text and instructs students on how to differentiate between a supporting detail, "trash" (a statement that contradicts the text or is not found in the text), and the main idea. It also shows students how a topic, main idea, and supporting details compose a paragraph.
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