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Main Idea Nonfiction Passages and Activities
Big variety of differentiated intermediate level, Common Core aligned Main Idea and Details activities. Fascinating nonfiction stories, games, graphic organizers, posters and worksheets provide lots of step-by-step practice and reinforcement. You will find this product at a disco
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Main Idea Nonfiction Passages {Volume 1}
Main Idea Nonfiction Passages {Volume 1}- Need a way to teach main idea with a focus on nonfiction? This product contains 10 nonfiction passages on interesting animals. Each text gives a main idea with several supporting details using colorful photographs and text features. You will also get main i
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Main Idea Nonfiction Activities and Games
Main Idea and details Common Core aligned and differentiated introduction skills practice! Lots of fascinating and fun nonfiction stories, games, graphic organizers and worksheets plus challenging independent activities for your higher level readers. You will find this product a
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Main Idea Nonfiction Passages Bundle
Save $$$ with this Common Core aligned bundle of differentiated nonfiction resources for Main Idea, Details and Summary. Everything you need to teach this reading comprehension skill - from back to school to end of year test prep! A huge variety of activities for every reading leve
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Main Idea: Nonfiction
Do your students need help practicing the main idea of nonfiction paragraphs? Then this is the perfect product for you! This 39-pg. main idea unit includes: *Categorizing cards that can be used as a whole-class grouping activity or for small group intervention. It will introduce your students to
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Main Idea Nonfiction Passages {Volume 2}
Main Idea Nonfiction Passages {Volume 2}- Need a way to teach main idea with a focus on nonfiction? This product contains 10 nonfiction passages on interesting animals. Each text gives a main idea with several supporting details using colorful photographs and text features. You will also get main i
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Main Idea Nonfiction Stories and Activities
Your kids will have fun mastering advanced level Main Idea, Details and Summary with this big variety of Common Core aligned and differentiated informational text activities. Nonfiction stories, games, graphic organizers, posters and worksheets provide lots of step-by-step practice
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December Main Idea Nonfiction Pack
Christmas main idea that is fun, engaging, and meaningful! Finding the main idea and details is a difficult skill for students to grasp. I created this pack so students can practice the skill using sorts and text dependent questions with a holiday theme. Included are 3 main idea and detail sort
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Winter Main Idea Nonfiction Pack
Winter & January Nonfiction Main Idea Practice - Finding the main idea and details is a difficult skill for students to grasp. I created this pack so students can practice the skill using sorts and text dependent questions with a winter theme. Included are 3 main idea and detail sorts, 3 ma
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Schools Around the World: Main Idea & Nonfiction Text Features
This activity sheet correlates with the Journeys story Schools Around the World. It gives students practice with main idea (paragraph map) and nonfiction text features (headings, details, captions).
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Main Idea & Nonfiction Comprehension Unit (Solar System)
This product is a 40 page unit on the Solar System. It begins with a KWL chart to get kiddos thinking about the Solar System. The unit include a created mentor text. This can be used in one lesson or spread out over multiple days. This product address the following topics: - The Sun - Mercury - V
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Find the Main Idea (Nonfiction Reading) The Christmas Tree Custom
This short nonfiction story tells students about the origins of the American Christmas tree tradition. Lexile 680 for grades 3-5. Use this for an emergency sub packet - story text, student questions, assessments - everything is included. This is a 22 page
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Main Idea Nonfiction Challenge
These Common Core aligned and differentiated Main Idea and Details nonfiction card games with challenge pages integrates technology to help your kids master this reading comprehension skill. Your kids will love going to websites of your choosing and researching more information about these ten Main
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Main Idea Nonfiction Lesson &Poster/Anchor Chart &Organizer
This Main Idea packet has everything you need to teach strategies on finding the Main Idea of a nonfiction paragraph. It is following the gradual release model where teacher models and gradually releases the responsibility to individual students. All you need to do is purchase the package, print t
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Identifying Main Idea - Nonfiction Books for Fluent Readers
My Little Mini Readers Help readers master the skills of "identifying the main idea" and comprehension with these nonfictional mini readers. Each mini reader presents interesting characteristics of a wide variety of animals from around the world. This reading s
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Extreme Skiing Main Idea and Nonfiction skills (Journeys Lesson 25)
This is text on extreme skiing. It is the teacher read aloud for third grade lesson 25. The text has been rewritten and modified for some lower third grade readers. Students identify the main idea and details of a text and then answer questions covering many of the RI standards!! Picture from: h
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Main Idea (Nonfiction Response Sheet)
This is a very simple response sheet for a nonfiction text. Students identify the main idea and provide three supporting details.
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Reader's Workshop Interactive Notebook Main Idea Nonfiction Text Structure
Student pages (half page per student) to glue and use in a reader's workshop interactive notebook. Teacher answers are provided as well (to make a class chart while students fill in).
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Main Idea Nonfiction Reading Passage Worksheet
This reading passage focuses on identifying main idea. There are four multiple choice questions. *Feel free to modify this document to fit the needs of your classroom. :) ANSWER KEY: 1 - C 2 - D 3 - C 4 - answers vary
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Main Idea of Nonfiction text- VAAP
This product could be used as a VAPP (Virginia Alternate Assessment Program) assessment. After reading the story "Applesauce" the student will answer the comprehension question below.
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Main Idea Task Cards: Differentiated with stated and non-stated topic sentence
Each of these Main Idea cards features a short informational text (nonfiction) passage to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The 48 cards are divided into two sets of 24 cards each for differentiated learning. The paragraphs on Set 1 begin with a topic sentence, which mak
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Informational Text Reading Skills Task Cards { Comprehension Skill Review }
Engage your readers with high-interest reading comprehension passages and corresponding questions! This resource includes 32 half-page informational text task cards with 4 comprehension questions and tasks on EACH card for a total of 128 informational text questions! Engage your students in meanin
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Main Idea in a Bag: Hands-On Practice with 10 Social Studies & Science Card Sets
Main ideas and supporting details are HARD concepts, especially if you are stuck reading a long, boring article. :) So, when introducing main idea to my ‘BIG’ 5th graders it had to be interactive. In this hands-on resource, students work in pairs to differentiated between the topic, main idea, and s
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Main Idea and Details Resource
This main idea and details pack will help your students master the skill of finding these story elements through the use of engaging nonfiction passages. To help students find the main idea and details of a text, I have written 18 nonfiction passages for your students to read. Each animal has a to
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Main Idea Practice Pack {Nonfiction Passages}
There are ten different nonfiction passages in this pack about animals. Each passage has two activity sheets. Option 1: A multiple choice question is provided asking the main idea. Option 2: Students write the main idea and two supporting details. For each passage a center option is included.
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Main Idea and Supporting Details PowerPoint Lesson and Notes
Finding the Main Idea and Supporting Details of Nonfiction Text PowerPoint, Notes and Test Prep Teach your students the importance of identifying the main idea and supporting details of a non-fiction paragraph. Students will be taught to look at the beginning and end of paragraphs
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Main Idea Centers - Main Idea Games - In Nonfiction / Informational Text
This 31 page resource contains 3 main idea center activities for you to use in your classroom. These games are an engaging, hands on way to help your students be better able to differentiate between main idea and supporting details in nonfiction / informational text. Save over 20% when yo
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Main Idea Activities, Craftivities, and No Prep Printables
Looking to enhance your comprehension instruction with engaging, memorable activities? This unit of Main Idea Mayhem contains activities, craftivities, and NO PREP printables to introduce and maintain this vital comprehension skill in a way your students will love! The unit includes: -cooperati
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Main Idea Mania! {A CCSS Aligned ELA Unit}
Determining the main idea of texts is a tough skill for primary students! This scaffolded unit will take your students step by step through the processes of identifying the interesting details versus the important information, identifying key details {who, what, where, when, why, how}, determining m
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Paragraph Mix Up! Sequencing Main Idea & Details Paragraph Sort w/ Task Cards!
*HUGE UPDATE 3/16/2014 ! I've added several more items to this unit. If you have purchased this, please re-download it for all the extras. Part of my 3rd grade curriculum includes our students being able to arrange sentences into coherent paragraphs. I haven't been able to find many activities to h
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Main Ideas and Details in Nonfiction Text
This file contains everything that you need to start teaching students how to find topics and main ideas. Two PowerPoints, multiple practice pages, and a detailed teaching guide will help you to guide students to a strong understanding of main ideas, topics, and details. The Teaching Guide includes
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Main Idea and Supporting Details - Sort
This is a great activity to use during centers, with small groups or for early finishers.   This activity contains 12 sets of main idea and supporting details cards. Sets 1-6 are fictional information and sets 7-12 contain nonfictional information. Students are required to read each card in a
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Main Idea Writing a Summary: Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing
Writing a Summary: Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing Activities - NO PREP - Just print and go! This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESO
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Main Idea and Supporting Details--Nonfiction Themed
This will get your students comfortable with identifying the main idea with lots of practice! This main idea pack is focused on nonfiction text passages. Each passage is 4 paragraphs long. With a variety of practice sheets, these are ideal for differentiation! This pack includes: -Main Idea post
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Main Idea and Details:  Bowling for Details Game
Main Idea and Details: Bowling for Details Game Combine the concept of main idea and details with an exciting game of bowling. Students select bowling balls (main ideas) and draw pins (details) to score points. The main ideas and details are nonfiction statements regarding the history, game, rul
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Main Idea & Details in Nonfiction- 4th & 5th Grade RI.4.2/ RI.5.2
Reading comprehension passages and questions (multiple choice and short response) aligned to fourth and fifth Grade Common Core RI.4.2 and RI.5.2. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding. Table of Contents *This product includes 12 leveled passage
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Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans for K-1 {Unit 4: Retelling & Main Idea}
Reading comprehension lessons on retelling, key details, and main idea; supplemental posters and visual aids; graphic organizers; and other materials for your Kindergarten or first grade students! ----- This reading comprehension strategies unit is designed to teach students retelling, story eleme
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Topic, Main Idea, Details Reading Comprehension- RI.2.2 & RI.3.2
Reading comprehension passages and questions (multiple choice and short response) aligned to 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core standards RI.2.2/ RI.3.2. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding. Levels are included for each text! Makes differentiation and scaffoldin
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Task Cards for Main Idea for 3rd - 5th Grade
These 32 Main Idea Task Cards will help your students practice finding the main idea using informational text. Each task card has high interest, short informational text passage and asks students to identify the main idea. Topics include how potato chips were invented, the Mt. St. Helen's Volcano, n
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Winter Main Idea Practice Pack {Fiction & Nonfiction Passages}
This resource provides the perfect practice for main idea. The passages are engaging and winter-themed. For every fiction text, there is a related nonfiction text. Many options are provided for each text to allow for differentiation in the clas
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Main Idea and Details Strategy Pack RI.1.2 RI.2.2 Science Passages
Main Idea and Details Strategy Pack This 86 page nonfiction reading strategy pack is loaded with relevant science content, written comprehension questions, graphic organizers, great close reading passages, and printables! Why will you L*O*V*E t
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Main Idea and Supporting Details Bundle
This will be a great activity to use during centers, with small groups or for early finishers. Each set contains 12 sets of main idea and supporting details cards. Sets 1-6 are fictional information and sets 7-12 contain nonfictional information. (A total of 24 sets.) Students are required to re
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Main Idea and Details Slam Dunk
Main Idea and Details Slam Dunk Combine the concept of main idea and details with an exciting game of basketball. Students draw basketball cards (details) to match with hoops (main ideas) to score points. The main ideas and details are nonfiction statements regarding the history, game, rules, etc.
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Main Idea and Details - Differentiated Card Sort Activity with Digital Copy!
Hello friends! Thank you for checking out my Main Idea and Details card sort activity! This literacy activity is designed for use when teaching about the sometimes abstract concept of Main Idea. I hope you can use this activity in your classroom :) With this activity, children sort out sets of card
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Main Idea Street Literacy Center & Task Cards
Main Idea Street is not your ordinary street. Students learn about main idea by placing each detail house onto the correct main idea street! This is a fun way to teach main idea to students. Students play the second game, Main Idea Match Up by matching detail cards with their main ideas. Thi
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Main Idea and Details Resource- African Animals Edition
This main idea and details pack will help your students master the skill of finding these story elements through the use of engaging nonfiction passages. To help students find the main idea and details of a text, I have written 18 nonfiction passages for your students to read. Each animal has a tot
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Teaching Main Idea Elementary Primary Level Using Real Photos Answer Key
One of the most difficult but useful skills to teach young students is how to determine the main idea. This resource uses semantic, syntactic, and visual clues to help young children develop how to use these clues to make sense of text. This will help them later as they read a passage without pict
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Text Structures, Main Idea, Sequence, Compare & Con, Cause & Eff, &Problem/Solut
This text structure product is aligned with the Common Core Curriculum for 4th and 5th grade Language Arts. It covers five main text structures; Main Idea and Details, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Problem and Solution, and Sequencing. Most passages are nonfiction, but a few are fiction.
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Main Idea and Supporting Details Bundle: Parts 1, 2, and 3
This will be a great activity to use during centers, with small groups or for early finishers. Each set contains 12 sets of main idea and supporting details cards. Sets 1-6 are fictional information and sets 7-12 contain nonfictional information. (A total of 36 sets.) Students are required to re
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Main Idea & Key Details {Posters & Informational Text} for First & Kindergarten
You are receiving the following to help facilitate lessons on identifying the main idea and key details in a story with young readers: 1 poster/anchor chart for main idea 1 poster/anchor chart for key details 1 nonfiction story about reindeer 3 vocabulary posters with photographs about reindeer/
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Main Idea Passages (Supports Common Core)
A collection of five main idea passages and graphic organizers. These passages are nonfiction. Students can complete independently if main idea instruction has already taken place. Students can also be guided through the passages to learn how to highlight key details to decipher the main idea of
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Finding the Main Idea: GIST Summarizing for 6-10 Graders
Summarizing is such a difficult skill for students. This is a 2-week mini-unit on summarizing and finding the main idea (called finding the GIST) with expository text. I have used this in my classroom for the past 5 years, and students find this worksheet exceedingly helpful in scaffolding their ac
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