Christmas Main Idea and Supporting Details with Graphic Organizers Print and Digital

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Get 12 Christmas-themed PRINT & DIGITAL 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!

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Get 12 Christmas-themed PRINT & DIGITAL 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 Christmas-Themed Non-Fiction Reading Passages
  • 20 Digital Google Slides Christmas-Themed Non-Fiction Reading Passages
  • All Answer Keys

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Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Text – Year Long Bundle

This resource is slightly different compared to my other main idea products. In this Christmas version 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 a deeper reading of the supporting details to determine the main idea. The main idea may be found in the first sentence, the second sentence, or the last sentence of the paragraph.

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 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

→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.

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