Finding the Main Idea with Supporting Details – Christmas Passages

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Total Pages: 24
File Size: 2 MB

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Get 12 different {Christmas-themed} 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!

Do your students need more practice finding the main idea?

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Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text – Year Long Bundle
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Texts {Fall Edition}
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text {Spring Edition}
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text {Winter Edition}
Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text {Christmas Edition}

This resource is slightly different compared to my other main idea products. In this Christmas Edition of finding the main idea with non-fiction text, passages are written about topics students may “wonder” about. The main idea is sometimes found in the first sentence, but many of these passages require students to do further reading of the supporting details to determine the main idea.

12 Non-Fiction Topics Include:

Have you ever wondered?
•Why was Rudolph’s nose red?
•Who was St. Nick?
•Why do we say Merry Christmas?
•Why do we decorate a tree for Christmas?
•Why do we leave cookies and milk for Santa?
•Why do we wrap presents?
•Why do we hang ornaments on Christmas trees?
•Why do we decorate with Christmas lights?
•Why do we send Christmas cards?
•Why do we sing Christmas carols?
•How do other countries celebrate Christmas?
•Why do people kiss under mistletoe?

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 passage 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
→homework

They could even be used as an assessment tool.

Extension Activity:
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.

Looking for more resources to help teach ELA skills?
Comparing Themes and Topics Across Cultures
Teaching Theme With Aesops Fables
Point of View – 1st & 3rd Person

 

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