What is the Main Idea?

Super Fun Deck® with Super Duper® Secret Decoder

By Audrey Prince and Illustrated by Bill Golliher

Grades 3-8

SKU
FD82
Rating:
98% of 100
$39.95

120 story cards to help students identify the main idea in a paragraph. Level One cards are 3-4 sentences long. Level Two cards are 5-7 sentences long. Students use the secret decoder to self-check answers. Content/Game ideas cards. Sturdy box. 

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120 story cards to help students identify the main idea in a paragraph. Level One cards are 3-4 sentences long. Level Two cards are 5-7 sentences long. Students use the secret decoder to self-check answers. Content/Game ideas cards. Sturdy box. 

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Author(s) Audrey Prince and Illustrated by Bill Golliher
Topic Best Sellers, Card Decks, Evidence-Based Products, Fun Decks, Hearing and Sign Language, Motivational, Reading, Reasoning, Vocabulary
Brand Super Duper Publications

What is the Main Idea?

This Super Fun Deck has 120 story cards to help students learn how to identify the main idea in a paragraph. Each card has a short narrative followed by three possible choices for the main idea of the story. Players listen to or read the story, and then decide which choice best represents the main idea of the story. Includes answer keys and extension activities for 126 cards total. Cards measure 3" x 4" and are stored in a sturdy storage box.

  • Level One - Blue cards, #1–60, are 3–4 sentences long.
  • Level Two - Red cards, #61–120, are 5–7 sentences long.

Students can self-check their answers with the Super Duper Secret Decoder. Just hold the decoder over the answer choices. The correct answer is highlighted with invisible ink!

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Customer Reviews
  1. Highly Recommend
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    This is great for my 7th grade RSP and English Language Learner students. Did I mention my students highly enjoy this product! They absolutely live using the secret decoder!

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  2. Main Idea Cards
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    I use these cards with students ranging from second grade to fifth grade. There are two levels of cards which helps address different levels of students at the same time. The kids LOVE using the 'secret decoder' to see if they answered correctly.

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  3. Main Idea Fun
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    This is ten times better than boring old worksheets. My students love using their secret decoders to check their answers. What a great way to engage students in learning! Thank you Super Duper.

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  4. Kids Love the Decoder
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    I have used the Secret Decoder materials before (Social Inferences)and the students love to pass the decoder around the group to check their answers. The students seem to be more engaged in the activity when they get to read the scenario, answer the question, and then check for correctness.

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  5. Great Buy
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    I use this product with 5th through 8th grade students. Having two separate decks to work with make it easy for me to have students with varying levels of reading and comprehension in the same group. Great Buy.

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  6. Great main idea activity!
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    Great material for working with main idea! I love the short stories, making it easy to fit in quite a few in each session. It's great that there are two levels. My students love using the decoder to find out if they are right! Very motivating and they really get invested. I also appreciate the game suggestions. Keeps things interesting. Enjoying using this easy, kid-friendly main idea game!

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  7. Very Fun & Educational!
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    This is a great resource to help children understand how to know what the main idea is in a story or paragraph. The secret decoder is very motivating and made the game extra fun for my son! I also appreciate that there are two different levels of cards for older and younger children. Great product!

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  8. Main idea fun deck
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    I love all the fun decks I purchased. I wish the main idea one also came in a simpler, phonetically controlled one for first graders with reading difficulties.

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  9. My new fav.
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    This is my new favorite item. The secret decoder is very motivating to kids as well.

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  10. Fun!
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    My kids like that this is like a game, instead of a worksheet. They love the "laser!"

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  11. Great product
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    I was back and forth about keeping this in my cart, but I am very glad I left it in!
    Easy short stories to really target "MAIN IDEA", instead of doing it once in the whole session from one longer story.

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  12. Main Idea
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    I frequently use this in speech therapy . It is very engaging for children, and they enjoy the manipulation of the light. It also elicits expansion of the language around concepts presented in the material.

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  13. Main Idea
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    Identifying the main idea was part of our school goal this year, so this resource really helped me teach the concept to my ESL students. As well as identifying main idea, students had to explain which details helped them identify the main idea. It's great and the little flash light is a fun way of checking if the answer is correct.

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  14. Great Product!
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    "We" love this product. The kids love the self checking secret decoder. It not only keeps their attention while working on main ideas, it allows me to adjust reading levels amongst kids in the group. Keep the great products coming.

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  15. Best Game For Our Older Students!
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    Are you tired of finding stories that entertain our older students? Need a little variety? "What is the Main idea?" is the game for you! Students can learn about all the story grammar components and still have fun! My students LOVE using the decoder as an added incentive!

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  16. Great product
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    I recently covered a maternity leave for a school based SLP who had very few language materials for grades 3-5. I did not panic but went straight to Super Duper's website and found many great materials. This product helped make my job easier and was fun for my students. The students loved the secret decoder and practiced their reading skills while expanding their vocabulary!

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