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Main Idea Bundle (4th, 5th, and 6th grade)
This mega-bundle of engaging activities focuses on identifying the main idea and supporting details of various reading passages. Several activities include test prep elements, because main idea questions tend to appear frequently on standardized tests. It also includes "main idea holiday worksheets"
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Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce main idea and supporting details. This 47-slide PowerPoint was designed to accompany my best selling "main idea ice cream cone craftivity", so be sure to check out that product, too! I hope that by using this ice cream co
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Civil Rights Movement / Black History Month Activities / Main Ideas - Summarize
Black History Month - Civil Rights Movement Stories / Martin Luther King Jr. Unit that integrates the ELA literacy skills of Summarizing, Finding Main Idea and Details. 7 Reading Passages that are engaging for upper elementary and middle school. This unit provides the teacher with lesson plans, pa
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Main Idea Practice {Main Idea Task Cards, MC, and Writing}
This resource includes our two main idea resources bundled together at a discount price! This bundle contains 40 animal themed main idea reading passages, each in 3 different formats: multiple choice, task cards and writing response. Download Preview File Download the preview file for a look at
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Main Idea Bundle (grades 2-3)
This bundle of engaging activities focuses on main idea and supporting details. Several items include test prep elements, because main idea tends to appear frequently on standardized tests. 27 practice passages are included in this bundle! The following list shows exactly what is included in the b
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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 classroom. Utilize the same text for your students, but
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Pet Animal Themed Main Idea and Details Practice
This main idea resource includes 20 pet animal themed main idea reading passages in 3 FORMATS. It contains a multiple choice, task card, and writing response format for EACH reading passage. The reading passages provide fun facts and information on common pet animals. This content will challenge
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Main Idea and Supporting Details 2nd and 3rd Grade
Help your students identify the main topics or main ideas of multi-paragraph texts. While reading about winter subjects, students practice close reading skills. It is challenging for primary students to identify main ideas, topic sentences and supporting details. Activities in this unit ar
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December Test Prep Worksheet Packet (Main Idea, Context Clues, Author's Purpose)
This packet contains 10 pages: 4 pages (4 passages) focus on MAIN IDEA -For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. 1. "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" 2. "Which would be the best title for this passage?
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Zoo Themed Main Idea and Details Practice
This main idea resource includes 20 zoo animal themed main idea reading passages in 3 FORMATS. It contains a multiple choice, task card, and writing response format for EACH reading passage. The reading passages provide fun facts and information on common zoo/wild animals. This content will chall
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- December Holidays (test prep)
Your students will read four passages related to December holidays (1 Hanukkah, 1 Saint Lucia Day, and 2 Christmas). For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second qu
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Thanksgiving Test Prep Worksheet Packet (Main Idea, Context Clues, Auth Purpose)
This packet contains 10 pages: 4 pages (4 passages) focus on MAIN IDEA -For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. 1. "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" 2. "Which would be the best title for this passage?
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Martin Luther King Test Prep Worksheets (Main Idea, Context Cls, Author's Purp)
This packet contains 10 pages: 4 pages (4 passages) focus on MAIN IDEA -For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. 1. "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" 2. "Which would be the best title for this passage?
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- Thanksgiving (test prep)
Your students will read four passages related to Thanksgiving. For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second question is "Which would be the best title for this pass
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- Martin Luther King (test prep)
Your students will read four passages related to Martin Luther King. For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second question is "Which would be the best title for thi
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- Read, America, READ!  (includes test prep!)
Your students will read five passages related to reading in America. Topics include: Andrew Carnegie, librarians, reading celebrations, and famous authors. The first question is "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" The second question is "Which would be the
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Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets- American Presidents
Your students will read four passages related to American Presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt). This is a perfect fit for President's Day, but it could be used on any day of the school year since it does not specifically mention the holiday.
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MAIN IDEA TASK CARDS: 20 ACTIVITIES: GRADES 3 - 6
20 MAIN IDEA TASK CARDS Instead of lengthy, time consuming, and boring passages, students can use these 20 short passages to practice writing main idea. There are two different answer sheets so that you can differentiate between the easier multiple choice and the more difficult free response. Stud
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Main Idea Challenge- One Topic-Two Passages-Different Main Ideas!
Thank you for taking a look at my “Main Idea Challenge” product! “Main idea” seems to be a tough concept for kids. I don’t know about you, but coming up with synonyms, concrete examples, & tips for finding or generating a “main idea” is not easy for me to do in a lesson. It comes with prac
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Main Idea *Power Point Presentation & Worksheets*
Use this PowerPoint presentation to help teach your students what Main Idea means and how to find the Main Idea. The presentation includes a short passage for students to practice with as well as some sound and animation to keep students engaged. Also included are 3 Main Idea worksheets for studen
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Black History ~ Main Idea & Inferring Mini Passages with Graphic Organizers
INTEGRATING SOCIAL STUDIES WITH LANGUAGE ART IS A GREAT WAY TO GO DEEPER INTO YOUR CONTENT WHILE EXPLORING THE SUBJECT. THESE PASSAGES ARE REAL TIME SAVERS FOR TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY WERE CREATED JUST FOR THE PURPOSE OF INTEGRATION! If you have purchased my Main Idea American Heroes or Making Infer
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Summarizing, Summary Writing, Main Idea Graphic Organizers: Wrap It Up!
Wrap It Up! Summary Writing Digital Templates and Graphic Organizers This product includes eight digital interactive notebook pages that teach students essential reading comprehension skills, summarizing text, writing a summary, and identifying he main idea. The included reading activities, graphi
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Main Idea and Details Chart
This chart has room to write the main idea of a story or passage and up to four details that support the main idea.
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Finding Main Ideas and Supporting Details in Texts
This interactive whiteboard/Smartboard lesson is all you need to teach the important skill of finding main ideas and details in fiction and nonfiction texts. First it explains main ideas and details so students understand the terms. Next, posters and charts are shown that explain main idea concepts:
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Main Idea Task Cards
Save time and money! Purchase this product as part of a bundle. Reading Passages Literacy Bundle Main Idea is the main idea of these 24 task cards. On each card there is an original reading passage with corresponding picture. There are 4 multiple choice answers, one being the main idea. Students
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Main Idea *Power Point Presentation* Autumn (Fall) Edition
Use this *Fall Theme* PowerPoint Presentation to help teach your students what Main Idea means and how to find the Main Idea using text. The presentation includes a short passage for students to practice with as well as some sound and animation to keep students engaged. Also included are 3 Main Id
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Main Idea-Interactive Lesson
Students will use a number of strategies to help them to identify the main idea of a passage or a paragraph. Each page invites your learner to interactive with the subject to engage the information. Lessons use audio, animation, virtual manipulatives and other engaging experiences. Our Lessons ar
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Main Idea-Interactive Lesson
Students will be able to identify the main idea of a passage. Each page invites your learner to interactive with the subject to engage the information. Lessons use audio, animation, virtual manipulatives and other engaging experiences. Our Lessons are compete with a lesson plan and a companion qu
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Chinese New Year MAIN IDEA passage
Do you need a fun activity to introduce CHINESE NEW YEAR? This packet contains: 1 passage about CHINESE NEW YEAR 6 puzzle piece with questions and answers questions and answer sheet Great way to practice informational text reading AND have fun at the same time! check out some other products
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Main Idea - Christmas
{Main Idea, main ideas, main idea and supporting details, main idea and details, supporting details, main idea activity, main idea worksheets, finding the main idea, Christmas} Main Idea and Supporting Details: Christmas Themed Passages and Resources - Common Core Aligned! Subject: Main Idea and S
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Main Idea
{Main Idea, main ideas, main idea and supporting details, main idea and details, supporting details, main idea activity, main idea worksheets, finding the main idea} Main Idea and Supporting Details: Common Core Reading Passages and Activities Subject: Main Idea and Supporting Details Grade: Prima
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October Unit Plans Pack - 4 ELA Units to Teach All October Long!
Help students learn critical skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking this October with this bundle of resources. This bundle includes four resources that perfectly pair together AND help students learn a ton of skills in just 20 days! The best part? It’s all ready for your classroom!
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Black History Slavery Twelve Years a Slave
This resource includes 10 non-fiction passages, activities and a 5 page test based on the narrative by Solomon Northup. (Movie title: 12 Years a Slave.) Some time ago I read this narrative published in the mid-19th century. Solomon Northup was a free black man living in New York who was kidnapped a
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ELA Mini-Lesson QR Code Videos instead of Lectures!
Instead of boring lectures that students tune out, introduce or review EVERY secondary reading literature, reading informational text and grammar common core state standards using informative and engaging "mini-lesson" videos (QR code & URL formats)! We all know kids will pay attention to anyth
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Digital Interactive Notebook Bell Ringers and Templates to Build Your Notebook
9 Bell Ringer Templates + 10 Note-Taking Templates for building your own digital interactive notebooks on Google Slides. Bell Ringers Included: Making observations & inferences Determining main ideas from short passages and supporting with evidence Listing pros and cons Vocabulary word of the
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Reading comprehension graphic organizers,prompts,and passages!
Please see the preview to see the full packet! This is a comprehensive graphic organizer set that will work for the majority of Common Core reading standards for grades 3-5 (see the standards below) There are 19 graphic organizers total. In addition, there are 8 bonus reading comprehension prompts,
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Penguin Chick Story From Treasures Reading Series
This lesson reinforces the vocabulary words featured in this story by using a cloze sentence activity. Students can use the graphic organizer in the lesson to determine supporting details that will help them determine the main idea of certain passages within the story. Students will also be able t
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Reading Comprehension  Passages and Questions - Close Reading Passages
Dig deeply into the text for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author. There are 60 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 120 passages. The pa
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Claude Monet Timeline
Create a timeline of Claude Monet’s life! Your students will read about important events in his life, sequence the dates, and illustrate the main idea in each passage, all in an innovative format. Also included in this package is a “How To Teach Kids About Timelines” SMARTBoard Lesson and independ
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Edgar Degas Timeline
Create a timeline of Edgar Degas’ life! Your students will read about important events in his life, sequence the dates, and illustrate the main idea in each passage, all in an innovative format. Also included in this package is a “How To Teach Kids About Timelines” SMARTBoard Lesson and independen
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Artist Timeline Bundle:  Individual Timelines for 9 Great Artists!
Save $8.00 by buying this bundle! (Sold separately for $2.00 each.) Included in this bundle are 9 different timelines, one each for the following artists: Michelangelo, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Andy Goldsworthy.
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Comparing Texts on the Same Topic Task Cards
16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students compare texts on the same topic or event. Each card includes two passages with an overall main idea and also an individual focus to each passage. This product also includes a comprehension quick check page (one question
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4th Grade Reading Homework or Morning Work | 4th Grade Reading Comprehension
This 4th Grade Spiral Reading resource is perfect for Reading HOMEWORK, Reading MORNING WORK, or a DAILY READING REVIEW! These quality written passages and text dependent questions build in complexity each week, as more skills are introduced. All pages are 100% EDITABLE and easy to differentiate to
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5th Grade Reading Homework or Morning Work | 5th Grade Reading Comprehension
This 5th Grade Spiral Reading resource is perfect for Reading HOMEWORK, Reading MORNING WORK, or a DAILY READING REVIEW! These quality written passages and text dependent questions build in complexity each week, as more skills are introduced. All pages are 100% EDITABLE and easy to differentiate to
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3rd Grade Reading Homework or Morning Work | 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension
This 3rd Grade Spiral Reading resource is perfect for Reading HOMEWORK, Reading MORNING WORK, or a DAILY READING REVIEW! These quality written passages and text-dependent questions build in complexity each week, as more skills are introduced. All questions are EDITABLE and easy to differentiate to
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Text Evidence Using Informational Text for 4th and 5th Grade
Text Evidence Using Informational Text is a 68 page packet filled with 8 doubled sided practice passages with historical, scientific, technical and biographical passages and comprehension questions, 2 color coding passages, 32 task cards, graphic organizers, and more! This reading unit will give yo
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Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Close Reading
These engaging, no-prep Text Time passages (written by a published children's author) are the "just right" way to help your students learn to support their thinking with evidence from the text. There are 60 passages, each presented at 3 reading levels (for a total of 180 passages) so you can differ
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2nd Grade Reading Homework or Morning Work | 2nd Grade Reading Comprehension
This 2nd Grade Spiral Reading resource is perfect for Reading HOMEWORK, Reading MORNING WORK, or a DAILY READING REVIEW! These on-level passages and text dependent questions build in complexity each week, as more skills are introduced. All questions are EDITABLE and easy to differentiate to fit you
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Common Core-Aligned Informational Passages and Assessment Collection: Grade 5-6
**ALL GRADE 5-6 STANDARDS** Close-reading ready! Engaging, lengthy, and meaningful standards-based non-fiction passages and assessments for ALL TWENTY Common Core Informational Text Standards in Grades 5-6 in ONE bundle of 20 teacher-friendly and student-friendly printables! PLEASE NOTE: These le
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Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6
Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6 Grab this collection of popular Short Story Units tailored for Grade 6! Try the first month (August!) free! Click here. This is a Growing Bundle for the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6. Currently, August, September, October, November, December, January
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Summarizing Nonfiction: A Bundle of Activities!
Summarizing Nonfiction Bundle: This bundle contains 4 resources that will help you teach students how to write a summary about a nonfiction text. To begin your instruction of how to write a nonfiction text summary, you will present the 40-slide PowerPoint. It follows the following format: Slides
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Holidays Around the World | PROJECTS | passport | CRAFTS | close reading writing
Christmas Around the World is a unit that is perfect for December. This Holidays Around the World Unit will make your job not only easier, but also more enjoyable. If you are searching for quality December activities that require little to no prep and are engaging, fun and educational then you'll wa
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