Students always struggle to correctly identify topic, main idea, and detail. This reading comprehension resource provides a strategy for identifying topic, main idea, and details in non-fiction paragraphs and articles. It is a great tool to help with reading comprehension, close reading, and test prep.
Once students know the basic procedure, add short reading comprehension passages to various class assignments on a weekly basis to improve comprehension and the ability to summarize. This works well for standardized test prep.
Common Core RI.1, RI.2, RI.10 (for grades 4th - 6th)
Prompts/Strategy for identifying topic, main idea, and details
Cue card with prompts to distribute to students to use as a resource
2 practice reading comprehension paragraphs
1 blank master handout to add additional practice paragraphs
7 reading comprehension passages with 5 multiple choice questions for each reading passage (standardized test style)
Answer keys for all handouts
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reading strategies, topic, main ideas, details, reading comprehension, test prep, summarizing, close reading, expository text