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Get 20 non-fiction reading passages for students to use while they practice finding the main idea and supporting details. These high interest and engaging non-fiction topics make learning about main idea fun and interesting for students! This resource is perfect for Google Classroom!
Use this resource as a:
- printable packet
- digital Google Slides assignment
- or assign to students using the new TpT Digital Activity Tool
Included in download:
- 20 Printable Non-Fiction Reading Passages
- 20 Digital Google Slides Non-Fiction Reading Passages
- All Answer Keys
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NOTE: This resource is my original non-fiction main idea packet. . It is the perfect resource for beginners just starting to learn how to find the main idea and supporting details of a non-fiction reading passage.
20 Non-fiction Topics Include:
- The Wonders of Water
- Preventing Cavities
- The Mystery of the Honey Bee
- Presidential Pets
- Super Brain
- Lost in Time
- Carnivorous Plants
- Bubbling Observations
- Fishy Facts
- Tourist Attractions
- Germy Situations
- Brothers in Flight
- Pioneer Families
- Survival Tools
- Rattling Facts
- Planet Earth
- Rocks and Minerals
- Tiny Parts
- Test Taking Tips
- George’s Teeth
All answer keys are included!
This product aligns with the following CCSS:
RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text. (use as a review tool before moving into two or more main ideas in a text)
Suggestions for Use:
Depending on how much your students know about finding the main idea will depend on how you use these non-fiction reading passages. Third-grade students may need modeling of the activity before completing one on their own. Fourth-grade students should easily be able to find the main idea and supporting details after a brief introduction. Fifth-grade students could use these passages to review third and fourth-grade skills on finding the main idea and supporting details. You could use these non-fiction reading passages for:
→whole group introduction of main idea
→whole group review
→morning desk work
→small group assignment
They could even be used as an assessment tool.
Perfect to use for review before state testing!
RI.4.2 asks students to not only determine the main idea and supporting details but to also summarize the text. Once students have completed the activity, you could have them use their web including the main idea and three supporting details to write a summary of the text.
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