Students determine central messages and main ideas in fiction and nonfiction passages—and use text evidence to support their thinking! Perfect for small groups or the entire class, the hands-on kit comes with a whole-group lesson card featuring sample texts for teachers to introduce main ideas and central messages, 6 each of 4 different reading passage cards in 4 activity folders, plus 6 write & wipe activity mats. After reviewing the 3-step instructions, kids simply use an activity mat to write the main idea or central message of a passage and provide supporting evidence…then refer to the answers on the back of the folder to check their work! Folders measure 9 1/4" x 11 5/8". Write & wipe markers sold separately.