This is an excellent multiple choice nonfiction main idea and details pre and post-quiz. These are assessments, but they can also be used to present and practice with the whole-class. In order to determine the main idea of a passage, students need to see how all of the details are connected to each other. Most importantly, the questions are varied to gain a deeper understanding of main idea and details.
Addresses CCSS. ELA – Literacy
RI.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.