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:
96% 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.

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

What is the Main Idea? Super Fun Deck includes:

  • 120 story cards (126 total, 3" x 4")
  • Extension activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Secret Decoder
  • Sturdy storage box

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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  7. Great main idea activity!
    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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  8. 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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