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Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text

Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Product Description
Get 20 different non-fiction reading passages for students to use while they practice finding the main idea and supporting details. These high interest and engaging non-fiction topics make learning about main idea fun and interesting for students!

Do your students need more practice finding the main idea?

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Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text - Year Long Bundle

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Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text {Spring Edition}

This resource is my original non-fiction main idea packet. This is also the easiest version with the main idea found in the first sentence. It is the perfect resource for beginners just starting to learn how to find the main idea and supporting details of a non-fiction reading passage.

20 Non-fiction Topics Include:
•The Wonders of Water
•Preventing Cavities
•The Mystery of the Honey Bee
•Presidential Pets
•Super Brain
•Lost in Time
•Carnivorous Plants
•Bubbling Observations
•Fishy Facts
•Tourist Attractions
•Germy Situations
•Brothers in Flight
•Pioneer Families
•Survival Tools
•Rattling Facts
•Planet Earth
•Rocks and Minerals
•Tiny Parts
•Test Taking Tips
•George's Teeth

All answer keys are included!
This product aligns with the following CCSS:

RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text. (use as a review tool before moving into two or more main ideas in a text)

Suggestions for Use:
Depending on how much your students know about finding the main idea will depend on how you use these non-fiction reading passages. Third-grade students may need modeling of the activity before completing one on their own. Fourth-grade students should easily be able to find the main idea and supporting details after a brief introduction. Fifth-grade students could use these passage to review third and fourth-grade skills on finding the main idea and supporting details. You could use these non-fiction reading passages for:

→whole group introduction of main idea
→whole group review
→morning desk work
→small group assignment
→homework

They could even be used as an assessment tool.

Perfect to use for review before state testing!

Extension Activity:
RI.4.2 asks students to not only determine the main idea and supporting details but to also summarize the text. Once students have completed the activity, you could have them use their web including the main idea and three supporting details to write a summary of the text.

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