Your students will LOVE practicing main idea with these fun, high-quality ocean animals passages!
Each worksheet has an engaging two-paragraph passage with response sections ON THE SAME PAGE!!! That means prep is super-simple and if you copy double-sided, you can have one for whole group and one for independent work ON ONE SHEET!!!
This mini-pack also includes flash cards to scaffold independent work, an answer key, and suggestions for use. Also, the four passages have a consistent format which means they are GREAT FOR ASSESSMENT! You can use two for pre- and post-assessments and two for practice!
This mini-pack includes:
-Eight worksheets (four passages with two levels each) about ocean animals
-Twenty-four flash cards to scaffold independent work
-Suggestions for use
Passages are differentiated with lower level Lexiles 50-150 and upper level Lexiles 310-400 (see the preview file for specific Lexile and word count info). Also, PLEASE NOTE, the main ideas in these passages are not directly stated. Instead, they are implied and students will have to use the details to infer the main idea. It is more challenging but also MORE rigorous!
Thanks for looking! And don't forget to check out the other products in my First Grade Animals Main Idea series:
Wetlands Animals Main Idea and Details
Mountain Animals Main Idea and Details
Desert Animals Main Idea and Details