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    Boost your students' main idea & detail skills with this activity bundle while saving $$! ♥ 34 Skills-Focused Reading Worksheets ♥ 44 Task Cards with 18 Activity Sheets

    MAIN IDEA & DETAILS READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES & QUESTIONS

    Arm your students with the skills they need to tackle any main idea or detail-related question with these 34 ELA reading drills!  Each drill includes tips that reinforce effective reading strategies, and can be used to drive home the fundamentals or prepare for test day!

    THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES:

    • 34 ELA reading drills (22 informational texts / 12 fiction passages)
    • 126+ simulated test questions (multiple choice / short response)
    • Digitally enabled (TpT Digital Activities) worksheets to assign via Google Classroom
    • Helpful tips on answering common main idea & detail questions effectively 
    • Questions on finding the summary, theme & central message of passages
    • 3 FREE, main idea & detail tools in addition to the 34 drills


    For educators teaching under a blended, hybrid or distance learning model:

    • Print the PDF version for self-guided, independent work at school or home 
    • Assign the TpT Digital Activities version via Google Classroom for online work
    • TpT Digital Activities Access: Go to the individual resource's (non-bundle) page & click "Open TpT Digital Activity" on the right hand side

    COMMON CORE DESIGNED, SIMULATED AFTER:

    • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
    • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
    • Florida Standards Assessments Test (FSA)
    • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Program / TEKS
    • New York State Testing Program
    • North Carolina READY End-of-Grade Assessment-- English Language Arts / Reading
    • Virginia Standards of Learning (VA SOL)
    • Arizona Statewide Achievement Assessment AzM2
    • Each year, there are about 5 to 6 main idea / key detail questions on these tests.

    USEFUL IN MANY WAYS!

    The reading drills take 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and are fantastic for:

    • Literacy lessons 
    • Guided or independent practice
    • ELA test prep / reading test prep (includes effective test-taking strategies)
    • Reading intervention groups / small group remediation 
    • Literacy circles / small group or pod work / partner work 
    • Morning work / do now / bell ringers / ELA warm-ups
    • Exit slips or tickets
    • Homework
    • Literacy center activities 
    • Main idea & details review
    • Early finishers work
    • After-school programs & tutoring
    • Learning packets (printed) for independent work during anticipated school closings / snow days
    • Winter/spring/summer vacation reading packets 
    • Parents who are homeschooling their children 
    • Summer school programs / summer bridge activities 
    • Substitute teacher lesson plans
    • Substitute teacher activities/worksheets (just print & go!)   
    • Absent student make up work

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    MAIN IDEA TASK CARDS LITERACY CENTER 

    Your students will be able to find the main idea & recall supporting details with ease using these 44 animal-themed task cards & corresponding activity sheets!  Preview this resource and you’ll see its "funtastic" quality!

    THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:

    • 44 task cards/passages, across 6 sets of informational text with pictures (all about animals!)
    • 18 activity sheets that correspond with task card sets and assess finding the main idea & recounting supporting details 
    • Digitally enabled, individual sheets to assign via Google Classroom
    • Answer keys for students to check their work

    ACTIVITY SHEETS INCLUDE:

    • multiple choice questions
    • short/open response questions
    • riddles

    USE THESE MAIN IDEA TASK CARDS & ACTIVITY SHEETS FOR:

    • Guided or independent practice 
    • Literacy center activities 
    • Exit slips/tickets  
    • Small group or pod work (activities)
    • Homework (assign sets to do via TpT Digital Activities)
    • Literacy circles
    • Reading intervention groups / small group remediation 
    • Partner/buddy work
    • After-school programs & tutoring

    QUICK, LOW-PREP SET UP!

    1. Print the task cards front & back (or front only).
    2. Print corresponding activity sheets with the set.    
    3. Place them in a binder with answer sheets to make a literacy center, or leave with students to work on in groups during literacy hour. 
    4. Tip: Task cards can be introduced to students a few sets at a time. They are differentiated by density of passages for different levels of readers.  Also, task cards can be cut individually, or kept intact as a single sheet to save on prep time.

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    WHAT TEACHERS HAVE SAID:

    ♥  I'm so glad to have this product! This year, I used it as designed for state test prep. Kids told me after the test that they knew how to do some questions because of our practice with these passages.  I will do these throughout the year next time...well done! --Marisa M.

    ♥  A great resource when teaching main idea to my students. They especially loved to learn more about animals. --Nicole K.

    ♥  These have been a huge help to my students’ understanding. Their STAAR test scores actually improved after using these. --Charity H.  

    ♥  Great quality product. This makes my centers a whole lot easier to fill with relevant skill practice!  --Kendra B.

    ♥  This resource was perfect for reviewing main idea which is always one of the toughest indicators for my students. Using short passages made it much easier to use during whole group instruction and it wasn't overwhelming to those students that did struggle with main idea. --Melissa B.

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    Original PDF version is to be printed for paper and pencil use only.  Please use TpT Digital Activities or Google Slides (if available) versions when assigning for digital learning.  If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses.  Thank you! 

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    ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

    3RD GRADE

    RL.3.1:  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

    RL.3.2:  Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

    RI.3.1:  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a non-fiction text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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

    4TH GRADE

    RL.4.1:  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    RL.4.2:  Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

    RI.4.1:  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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

    5TH GRADE

    RL.5.1:  Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    RL.5.2:  Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

    RI.5.1:  Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from 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.

    Total Pages
    150+
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    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
    Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
    Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
    Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

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