Engage your students in determining the main idea and key details of a nonfiction text using high-interest passages and Common Core aligned multiple-choice questions! Students will practice the skill of finding the main idea and key details of a text, as well as putting the main idea and key details together to write a summary of the text. With 16 multiple-choice questions designed to mimic the question types that they will see on STATE TESTS and 3 versions of a summarizing graphic organizer, your students will have a fresh understanding of how to summarize nonfiction texts.
- 8 multi-paragraph reading passages
"The Purpose of Teeth"
"The Wampanoag Tribe"
"Angel of the Battlefield"
"Life as a Child in Ancient Rome"
"An Accidental Invention"
"Why do we Dream?"
"How Paper is Made"
- 3 version of a "Summarizing Nonfiction" graphic organizer
- Common Core aligned multiple-choice questions for each passage (with questions addressing main idea and key details)
- A short-answer question for each passage asking students to combine the main idea and key details to write a summary of the text
- Answer key for multiple-choice questions
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