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Paragraph Sequencing & Main Idea B Manipulatives


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Comprehension, sequencing, and main idea are all targeted. First students must read and comprehend the paragraphs. Then they arrange them sequentially. Finally, main ideas are matched to paragraphs.

TThe 30 sets contain high-interest, informational text. The nonfiction stories in Level B have 5 paragraphs and main ideas. Many stories are based on historic events making them suitable for upper elementary through adult.

Manipulatives build key comprehension skills by providing extensive practice using structured reading selections followed by activities that check comprehension. The manipulatives are ideal for fostering the cooperative learning that is so valuable for advancing viable text comprehension strategies.

PDF pages are designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets. Two stories are on each page (12 pages total, plus 4 pages of answer keys). Cover-weight paper in a variety of colors is available at office supply stores or online. Lamination is recommended if you want your materials to last.

All Reading Manipulatives pieces have a code that is used for maintaining set integrity and student recordkeeping. Checklists are provided for tracking the materials that have been completed. Put student sets in zipper bags. Answer keys can be kept in the bags or stored separately.

Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Common Core ELA Standards: RL.2.2, RI.2.2, RL.3.2, RI.3.2, RL.3.3, RI.3.3, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.6.2

PDF Contents: 30 sets containing 5 paragraphs and main ideas, story title, answer key; 7 pages of teacher information


30 total student sets
Story title card
5 paragraphs to arrange sequentially
5 main ideas to match to paragraphs
Answer keys
7 pages of teacher information