Main Idea and Supporting Details Worksheets Passages

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Description

Students love these non-fiction main idea and supporting details passages! Finding the main idea and supporting details has never been easier. Using our main idea graphic organizer to color code nonfiction passages gives students multiple opportunities to practice recognizing text organization. When students can see the organization of a written paragraph, they can more easily identify the main idea.

In this resource you will find: anchor posters, main idea graphic organizers that can be applied to any text, color coded nonfiction main idea and supporting details passages that increase in difficulty, and answer keys.

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Definition Poster

Anchor Chart

“How to Find the Main Idea” Poster

Example

Graphic Organizer

Practice Passages ~ Easy

Practice Passages ~ Harder

Answer Key

*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.

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The Google Slides version of this resource can be found HERE.

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.

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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.8 - Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

CC.6.RI.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
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.

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