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This Main Idea Freebie is my holiday gift to you and will be available through December. I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy the Free "Holidays Around the World ~ Main Idea Worksheet" & video that explains how I use this type of resource in my classroom.

This is a free sample similar to what can be found in my larger paid resources. This freebie includes a color coded "Finding the Main Idea" example and a practice passage. (*Keep in mind students may not be able to read the names of various holidays independently. These are great terms to pre-teach.)

The related paid bundles gradually increase in difficulty and can be found by clicking the green links below.
The larger resources include:
Main Idea Definition Posters
Main Idea Anchor Charts
“How to Find the Main Idea” Poster
Main Idea Example
Main Idea Graphic Organizers
Main Idea Practice Passages ~ Easy
Main Idea Practice Passages ~ Harder
Reading Comprehension Practice
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*In the large pack 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. I modeled this after the “step up to writing” process that leads to more in depth reading and writing. Finding this organization in their reading will help students apply it to their writing.

Now available in the "Main Idea AND Reading Comprehension Bundle":

Main Idea AND Reading Comprehension! ~ 2 packs in 1~

Or, in the smaller "Main Idea Pack":

Reading for the Main Idea!

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.

Common Core
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.2 - Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Appropriate for grades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, third, fourth, fifth, sixth,
**I've used this in 3rd - 5th grade, but my own second grader is advanced, and it would work well for him. I've also taught title I 6th graders, and it would work well with them too. :)

If you like this Main Idea Freebie, you might also like the links below:

Main Idea AND Reading Comprehension! ~ 2 packs in 1~

Reading for the Main Idea!

Reading Comprehension!

The Best Grammar Bundle Ever! Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions

Back-to-School Activities! for Intermediate Grades

My State Report!

My Mission Report!

Writing ~ Response to Literature!

Reading Comprehension Book Profile

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Click here for Handy Dandy Student Reference Divisibility Rules

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