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Students love these non-fiction main idea and supporting details reading passages! End of the year activities include Memorial Day and ocean themed reading comprehension passages. Finding the main idea and supporting details has never been easier. Using our main idea graphic organizer to color code nonfiction passages gives students multiple opportunities to practice recognizing text organization. When students can see the organization of a written paragraph, they can more easily identify the main idea.
Includes an answer key.
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In this resource you will find: anchor posters, main idea graphic organizers that can be applied to any text, color coded nonfiction main idea and supporting details passages that increase in difficulty, and answer keys.
“How to Find the Main Idea” Poster
Practice Passages ~ Easy
Practice Passages ~ Harder
*The easy passages ask students to find and restate the topic, main idea, and a detail. The harder passages ask them to find and restate the main idea, a detail, and an example of the detail.
Scientific Method pg.22
Johnny Appleseed pg.23
the World pg.27
Martin Luther King Jr pg.28
Ground Hogs Day pg.29
Abraham Lincoln ( President's Day ) pg.30
George Washington pg.31
Valentine’s Day - Kindness pg.32
Chinese New Year pg.33
St. Patrick's Day pg.34
Dying Easter Eggs pg.35
Earth Day pg.36
Cinco de Mayo pg.37
Memorial Day pg.38
Starfish - Ocean pg.39
The Google Slides version of this resource can be found HERE. (Holiday content not included in the Google Slides version)
Due to the popularity of this resource, I have also created: Main Idea of the Week! It contains a year's worth of additional practice passages not found in any of my other resources or bundles.
CC.3.RI.2 - Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
CC.4.RI.2 - Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CC.5.RI.8 - Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
CC.6.RI.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
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