Hey, Whats the Big Idea is wonderful word game created by Dr. Erica Warren that improves word recall, language abilities, and categorizational skills. While playing the game, students learn about and apply the principles of main ideas and details which is a fundamental skill in reading and writing! To play the game, players select a topic card from one of the skill levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced). Then, in two minutes, each participant lists as many details as possible under that topic. But, if details are organized under main ideas, players accrue additional points. Students can compete against their own prior scores or the scores of other players.