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Main Idea and Supporting Details: 11 Monthly Worksheets!

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This set of engaging reading passages focuses on have students identify the main idea and supporting details within a reading passage. Main idea tends to appear frequently on standardized tests. Therefore, the worksheets feature multiple choice questions. Each worksheet focuses on a particular month or season. Therefore, you will already have fun review activities at your fingerprints when each month arrives. What a great way to spiral back to main idea 11 times throughout the school year!

Each passage includes the following three questions written in a multiple choice format:
1. Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?
2. Which detail tells more about the main idea?
3. Which would be the best title for this passage?

Answer keys are included.

The topics of the passage include:
School Workers
Labor Day
Life on the Mayflower
Names for Santa Across the World
Martin Luther King, Jr.
African American War Heroes
Daylight Saving Time
The White House Easter Egg Roll
Sun Safety
Summer Water Fun

Please note: 8 of the 11 passages are COMPLETELY NEW. However, the November passage about the Mayflower, the December passage about names for Santa, and the January passage about Martin Luther King are very similar to passages in my 3-5 bundle (but they are rewritten at a lower readability level). I want to make sure everyone is aware of this before purchasing this set of passages. Email me at ddrotz2000@gmail.com if you have questions about this.

Check out the PREVIEW to view some of the passages!


This resource is also included in my Main Idea MEGA-BUNDLE for 2nd and 3rd graders! {CLICK HERE.}


I have several more items related to main idea available in my store. (Just click on the links below to take a peek!)

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Main Idea and Supporting Details PowerPoint: ICE CREAM! (includes test prep!)

I Have… Who Has…? Main Idea and Details Class Activity

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Main Idea Task Cards or Worksheets (This features 8 passages.)

Main Idea and Details: Two Passages FREE

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