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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 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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Multiple Main Idea graphic organizer
This graphic organizer can be used with any passage that has more than one main idea. This works especially well with nonfiction texts with multiple subheadings. It is a great way to introduce identifying multiple main ideas in a passage and organize all the supporting details. After taking notes, s
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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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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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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 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 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 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 & 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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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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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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Main Idea: The Honeybee
Main Idea, Text Features, and Fluency! This is a BUNDLED pack of Teach-Main-Idea-and-Text-Features-with-an-Informational-Article-Honeybee Practice-Fluency
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Main Idea Passages (For The Entire Year)
This main idea resource comes with fall, winter, and spring themed, as well as generic with no particular theme, main idea passages for you to teach your students how to recognize the main idea within a short, simple text. Comprehension questions are included as well. Comprehension questions include
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Main Idea Task Cards
Give A Hoot about Main Idea! There are 24 task cards that ask students to read the passage and select a multiple choice answer states the main of idea of the passage. These cards would be perfect for a learning center, an around the room game, or for morning work. They answer recording sheet is e
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Main Idea and Supporting Details Egypt Themed Grades 4-6
Set includes 30 short, nonfiction reading passages and 30 formative assessments. Each passage has a main idea pyramid and a formative assessment (multiple choice). Please see preview. The passages are nonfiction and are based on ancient Egypt. This set is correlated to the common core standards.
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Animal Bundle (Animal Wax Museum, Awesome Animal Articles, & Main Idea Pack)
Grab my three animal packs in this bundle! Save 20%! ANIMAL WAX MUSEUM This pack is just what you need to do an awesome animal research project either in the classroom or an extension project at home. My kiddos LOVED these activities and the amount of choice they had within the project! * * DIF
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Learning Take Out Bundle - Figurative Language, Main Idea, Theme
Learning Take Out BUNDLE – 3 Units Finding the Main Idea, Figurative Language and Finding the Theme Learning Take Out is a HUGE hit in my classroom, and with this bundle you’ll find 3 sets of Learning Take Out resources that your
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Common Core Reading Standards Main Idea
Common Core Reading Standards Main Idea Common Core Standard Reading Main Idea worksheets can be used with any story or book! Included in this packet are student worksheets for: topic, main idea, and supporting details. The worksheets provide an easy way for students to identify those features. Als
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Finding the Main Idea - Learning Take Out - Task Card Activity
Learning Take Out Finding the Main Idea Learning Take Out is a HUGE hit in my classroom, and I have a feeling your students will love it too! With Learning Take Out students are super engaged while practicing and targeting specific ELA skills. It includes a mini-
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Main Idea Passages (Winter)
This main idea resource comes with 33 winter themed main idea passages for you to teach your students how to recognize the main idea within a short, simple text. Comprehension questions are included as well. Comprehension questions include two response questions: What is the main idea? and What was
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Back to School Main Idea Practice Pack {Fiction & Nonfiction Passages}
This pack is perfect for the first couple weeks back to school! These activities could be used in a variety of ways- homework, morning work, small group, whole group, or centers! Check out the preview to take a much closer look! There are ten different passages (fiction & nonfiction) in this
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Earth Day: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features with an Informational Article
This pack was created for students struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction text. It contains one informational article about Earth Day. This pack is perfect for guided reading or as independent work. There are multiple levels of the same passage. This pack contains the follow app
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The First Thanksgiving: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features
Practice Finding Main Idea while Integrating Text Features! This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about the First Thanksgiving. There are four different levels of the text.
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Close Read to get the Main Idea ~ FREEBIE!
Close Read to get the Main Idea ~ FREEBIE! GREAT guided reading/close reading lesson for getting OBSERVED for grades 2- 5! Could be used with lower grades. I like to teach multiple skills when I have the chance ~ don't we all? This activity also helps build fluency, comprehension and close reading
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Bats Informational Texts: Main Idea, Comprehension Questions, Facts
Are you looking to improve your students' written responses to informational texts? Do your students struggle with writing or identifying the main idea? Do your students need extra practice with comprehension? This pack of bats informational reading passages and comprehension questions will be sure
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Main Idea Practice Pack (Christmas Edition)
Here is a mini main idea pack. There are three different fiction passages in this pack with a Christmas-theme. 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
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Main Idea and Details Using Nonfiction Text ~ American Heroes
Are you looking for something to help your students learn main idea and details using nonfiction text? I was, so I made this set of high interest selections using American Heroes. We can integrate social studies with reading and teach 2 skills at once. In this packet there are: •
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Main Idea: Finding the Main Idea of Non-Fiction Texts
Finding the main idea and supporting details in non-fiction texts can be tricky for students. It takes regular exposure to multiple texts, rigorous questions, and a variety of strategies to help students become proficient in deciphering the main idea. Mastering the Main Idea for 3rd - 4th grade i
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50 Finding Main Idea Task Cards/Flash Cards, Partner, Small Group, Intervention
Task cards, Main Idea, Nonfiction, ELA, Test Prep, Writing, Reading, Centers, CCSS, Independent Work, Fiction, Nonfiction! These are 50 "Finding the Main Idea" nonfiction Task Cards! They can be used in the classroom as whole group, small group, partner activities, and even for individual practice
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Main Idea Task Cards - Set 2   Nonfiction Texts
Here's Set 2 of my Main Idea Task Cards. Set 1 was a Best Seller, so I decided to create another set. These task cards, just like the first set, are all Nonfiction texts, giving your students practice with reading nonfiction, as well as identifying the main idea of the text and finding supportin
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Earth Day Bundle: Teaching Main Idea, Text Features, and Fluency
This is a BUNDLED pack of Earth-Day-Teaching-Main-Idea-and-Text-Features-with-an-Informational-Article
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Main Idea Passages
This main idea resource comes with 40 main idea passages for you to teach your students how to recognize the main idea within a short, simple text. Comprehension questions are included as well. Comprehension questions include two response questions: What is the main idea? and What was one supporting
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270 Main Idea, Cause and Effect, and Inference Task Cards (Guided Reading A - I)
This bundle contains 270 LEVELED task cards for guided reading levels A - I. Save hours of planning time, and differentiate instruction. There are task cards, progress charts, printable boxes, student recording forms, and answer keys for every guided reading level. *********Save By Purchasing Th
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Main Idea and Details Multiple Choice Quizzes -- Common Core Alignment
This is an excellent multiple choice nonfiction main idea and details pre and post-quiz. These are assessments, but they can also be used to present and practice with the whole-class. In order to determine the main idea of a passage, students need to see how all of the details are connected to each
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Main Idea Unit
This unit is designed to help students identify the main idea and key, supporting details of short, nonfiction and fiction passages. What's Included: 1 Anchor Chart/Poster for teaching the strategy 1 Graphic Organizer that guides students as they apply the strategy 5 Practice Passages 20 Multiple-C
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Main Idea PowerPoint and Worksheets
Tracking the Main Idea: Guided Lesson on Main Idea: Presentation + Practice Exercises Are your students struggling to understand how to determine the main idea of a text? This guided lesson on main idea with short, easy reading passages teaches students how to focus in on a topic t
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Main Idea and Details Reading Passages with Questions
Focus in on main idea with your students using these fun, practical passages. This pack contains ten passages specifically designed to teach students how to determine the main idea of a selection and to find supporting details. Each single page story features a response sheet in which students will
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120 Main Idea, Cause and Effect, and Inference Task Cards (Guided Reading J - M)
This bundle contains 120 LEVELED task cards for guided reading levels J, K, L, M. Save hours of planning time, and differentiate instruction. There are task cards, progress charts, printable boxes, student recording forms, and answer keys for every guided reading level. *********Save By Purchasi
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Close Read to get the Main Idea ~ Grades 1 - 5
Close Read to get the Main Idea ~ Grades 1 - 5 GREAT guided reading/close reading lesson for getting OBSERVED for grades 1- 5! Make YOUR JOB EASIER for yourself RIGHT NOW! This product WILL help you do that!! I like to teach multiple skills when I have the chance ~ don't we all? This activity al
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The Great White Shark: Teaching Main Idea and Text Features
Practice Finding Main Idea while Integrating Text Features! This pack was created for 2nd- 3rd graders struggling with finding the main idea in nonfiction texts. It contains one informational article about the Great White shark. There are four different levels of the text
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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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Martin Luther King, Jr. [Author's Purpose & Main Ideas] Reading Unit of Study
Martin Luther King, Jr: Author’s Purpose and Main Ideas Unit of Study! This weeklong mini-unit is focused around identifying the author’s purpose and details that support this idea while reading. You will be using several nonfiction texts focused on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to
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Presidents of America [Main Idea & Key Details] Reading Unit of Study
Presidents of America: Main Idea and Key Details Reading Unit Of Study Thank you for your interest our “Targeted Reading Strategies: Identifying the Main Idea and Key Details” pack! In using this mini-unit, you will be teaching your students to identify the main idea and key detai
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Main Idea and Details ~ Spring Has Sprung! Pack
**Aligned to CCSS** This 10 page practice pack was created to address the nonfiction standard "identify the main topic and retell key details of the text." There are ten separate nonfiction paragraphs centering around spring: planting a garden, farming in the spring, bees, butterflies, baby animal
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Lesson Pack for RI 5.2 (Main Idea and Writing Summaries)
This product contains several resources to help you teach an engaging lesson on CCSS ELA Standard RI 5.2. RI 5.2 says students should, "Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text."
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Reading Comprehension Units Bundle: Main Idea, Comprehension Questions, Facts
Are you looking to improve your students' written responses to informational and fictional texts? Do your students struggle with writing or identifying the main idea? Do your students need extra practice with comprehension? This close reading toolkit of informational and fictional reading passages a
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Main Idea Passages (Ocean Animals)- with Digital Option
Main idea is a challenging skill for students. These nonfiction ocean themed passages will help students understand how to find the main idea. These passages will also help them to find supporting details. There are 10 main idea passages with two formats. One format allows the students to come up
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Main Idea Task Cards
Set of 20 multiple choice questions for your students to practice identifying the main idea and supporting details in nonfiction text. Great for test prep! These questions are modeled after the 5th Grade quarterly tests taken in the state of Virginia. Test Language & Skills: -Identify the ma
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Main Idea Task Cards 2
These Main Idea cards feature short informational text (nonfiction) passages to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The informational texts cover three interesting topics: artists, fossils, and the three branches of government. There are 12 cards with differentiated and sca
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Main Idea Fiction and Nonfiction  Task Cards and Assessment
NEW ITEM! About the Materials These task cards are a great addition to any reading curriculum. This unit contains 32 Main Idea and Detail Task Cards, 2 different style answer sheets with keys, and a final assessment in multiple choice format. The task cards are great way to enhance performance
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