Main Idea and Supporting Details Fiction Text | Print and Digital | Grades 3-4

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Get 20 digital and printable fiction reading passages for third grade and fourth grade students to use while they practice finding the main idea and supporting details. Perfect for distance learning! These high interest and engaging fiction topics make learning about main idea fun and interesting for students!

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Get 20 digital and printable fiction reading passages for third grade and fourth grade students to use while they practice finding the main idea and supporting details. Perfect for distance learning! These high interest and engaging fiction topics make learning about main idea fun and interesting for students!

Use as a distance learning printable packet, assign to students digitally using Google Slides (included in the download), or try the new TpT Digital Activity Tool!

 

INCLUDES:

20 Fiction Practice Passages in Print and Digital Formats

NOTE: The main idea will be found in the 1st, 2nd, or last sentence.

 

PRINTABLE VERSION:

Students use a highlighter or colored pencil to shade the main idea and supporting details. A graphic organizer is included on each page for students to add the main idea and at least 3 supporting details from the text.

*A helpful chart is included to help students easily find the main idea and supporting details.

 

DIGITAL VERSION: (Google Slides)

Students highlight the text to indicate the main and supporting details found in each passage. A graphic organizer is included on each page with preplaced text boxes for students to type the main idea and at least 3 supporting details.

*Directions for students are included on each slide.

 

TPT’S NEW DIGITAL ACTIVITY TOOL:

Try TpT’s NEW digital tool! After purchase, click the green “Open Digital Activity” button. This will give you access to a version with text boxes for student input and a highlighting tool to color the text. You can edit the digital overlay or use it as is.

 

ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED!

 

20 FICTION PASSAGES INCLUDED:

  1. Matthew is a Good Sport
  2. The Clownfish and the Shark
  3. Abigail’s Flowers
  4. Celia, the Dragon
  5. Michelle Meets a Peacock
  6. The Designer of the Brooklyn Bridge
  7. Practice Makes Perfect
  8. The Tooth Fairy Visits Anna
  9. Diego’s Car Crash
  10. Francisco Works Hard
  11. Tired Miranda
  12. Spot the Poison Dart Frog
  13. Sunshine Saves the Day
  14. Prince Henry Daydreams
  15. The Astronauts Complete a Mission
  16. The Escaping Hen
  17. A New Kind of Crab
  18. Zena Makes Cookies
  19. Sarah’s Busy Day
  20. A New Planet to Visit

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR USE:

Depending on how much your students know about finding the main idea will depend on how you use these reading passages. 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 fiction reading passages for:

  • distance learning
  • whole group introduction of main idea
  • whole group review
  • morning work
  • small group assignment
  • homework

 

They could even be used as an assessment tool.

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