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Main Idea and Supporting Details Digital Passages and Task Cards

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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47 + Google Slides™
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  1. Help your students master nonfiction reading strategies needed in order to understand the complex texts that they read deeply. Each set includes both print and digital versions of: anchor charts, graphic organizers, reading passages, skill practice activities, task cards, and much more.This nonficti
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  2. Help your students master both fiction and nonfiction reading strategies needed in order to understand the texts that they read deeply. This reading strategy bundle contains 14 individual sets to meet your students' needs. Each set includes anchor charts, graphic organizers, reading passages, rubric
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This print and digital resource will help your students identify the main idea and supporting details in the nonfiction texts that they read independently.

This set now includes both print and a digital option.

Anchor chart posters and student reference sheet are informative resources for young readers both during the unit and throughout the school year. With a variety of graphic organizers, question stems, and practice activities your students will become an expert in finding the main idea and supporting details in no time at all!

Main idea rubric, task cards, sorts and practice pages will help you scaffold instruction as needed. Additionally modeled writing main idea paragraph for the popular book: An Egg is Quiet is also included to annotate with your students.

Save 20% by purchasing this unit within this Nonfiction Reading Strategy Bundle


Link for Google Slide use and digital directions

Anchor Charts:

✓“What is the Main Idea?”

✓“What are Supporting Details?”

✓“How to Find the Main Idea”

✓“Quick Tip-Hand”

✓“Finding the Main Idea, Helps You…”

✓“Main Idea VS Theme”

✓Main Idea Student Reference Sheet

✓8 Main Idea Graphic Organizers

✓Main Idea Graphic Organizer and Reflection Questions Sheet

✓Main Idea Illustration Sheet

✓Main Idea Sticky Note Organizer

✓Main Idea Organizer for NF Chapter Books or Long Articles

✓Student Main Idea Question Stems for Independent Reading

✓8 Main Idea Task Cards

✓Find the Main Idea Practice Passages (4 practice sheets)

✓Main Idea/Supporting Details Sort

✓Writing with the Main Idea (directions, graphic organizer, student checklist, and writing paper)

✓Teacher Notes and Book Recommendations

Recent Feedback on this Product:

"These were a huge success in my room this year. The ability to use it with all levels of learners was a huge pull for me. I used it in so many ways, groups, partner work, homework. I really loved it, thanks"

"Great product! I love how focused it is. I use the sheets as follow up after a guided reading lesson."

"This resource will be so helpful this year! Thank you- I love the variety of resources you've included, and that everything is easy to use!!"

Looking for more resources to teach your students different reading strategies? Use the links below to see my other reading strategy products.

Looking for a way to assess your students' independent reading? Try this quick Independent Reading Assessment

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47 + Google Slides™
Answer Key
Rubric only
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.


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