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Main Idea Comprehension Passages: Animals & Habitats for Distance Learning

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
Formats Included
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25 pages
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Introduce and practice main idea through non-fiction animal/habitat passages. The 14 passages range from 100-120 words and are intended for primary grade classrooms.

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Anchor Charts

*Main Idea


*Main Idea Clues

*How to Identify the Main Idea

Mapping the Main Idea Graphic Organizer

14 Habitat and Animal Passages (passage with main idea graphic organizer on side)

*Saguaro Cactus


*Bald Eagle

*Black Bear

*Grizzly Bear


*Humpback Whale

*Polar Bear


*Sea Horse

*Beluga Whale

*Painted Turtle


*Panda Bear


The Brown-Bag Teacher

Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


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