This resource provides the perfect practice for main idea. The passages are engaging, nonfiction, and animal-themed. Best new added feature is real photographs! Your students will LOVE these!
Many options are provided for each text to allow for differentiation in the classroom. Utilize the same text for your students, but differentiate by the amount of support and tasks you have students work on related to the text.
In addition to this resource getting an update, stacked questions were added. Stacked questions are two part questions- Part A and Part B. Part A asks a questions about the main idea, content, academic word choice, etc. Whereas Part B asks students to find the best excerpt/excerpts that provide evidence for the selected answer to Part A. These questions will challenge your students to fully comprehend the text, critically think about the questions being asked, and analyze the answer choices.
Contents of Resource:
♦ 10 full-page colored (with real photographs) & black/white nonfiction passages
♦ full-page colored (with real photographs) stacked question set for each passage
♦ 3 colored main idea choice cards for each passage
♦ printable student sheet with passage & multiple choice main idea
♦ printable student sheet with passage & write-in main idea and supporting details
♦ printable student sheet with multiple choice main idea, stacked questions, and new title
♦ printable student sheet with multiple choice main idea, stacked questions, and write-in supporting details
♦ 3 general recording sheets
♦ answer key
moose, elephant, giraffe, raccoon, penguin, killer whale, dolphin, shark, kangaroo, panda
Common Core Standards Addressed:
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.