Learning about main idea and supporting details is FUN when you use the ice cream cone analogy! This blog post contains a main idea anchor chart activity and a FREE main idea worksheet and FREE main idea poster. Everything you need for one main idea lesson is available right here.
This product includes the following:Mystery Sack Main Idea Activity: This works well for small groups or centers. You will need to cut out and laminate each of the 'details' and put them into a sack. Next, the students will look through each sack and try to figure out what is the main idea of the sack.
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.