Main Idea & Supporting Details Activities Graphic Organizers Fiction Set 1

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Are you looking for a fun and easy way to teach your students how to find the main idea and supporting details of a passage? These short fiction reading passages with graphic organizers make it easy for students to pinpoint the main idea. Supporting details are strategically placed so that students can easily practice identifying those small details that support the main idea.

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Are you looking for a fun and easy way to teach your students how to find the main idea and supporting details of a passage? These short fiction reading passages with graphic organizers make it easy for students to pinpoint the main idea. Supporting details are strategically placed so that students can easily practice identifying those small details that support the main idea. With repeated practice, your students will eventually be able to explain how the details of the passage support the main idea.

 

All passages are written on a 3rd-4th grade reading level.

Looking for Set 2? Find it at the link below!

Main Idea & Supporting Details Activities Worksheets & Graphic Organizers Set 2

 

These PRINT & DIGITAL main idea practice activities include high-interest fiction reading passages that will spark the interest of students and encourage active participation and learning.

 

In this download, you will get:

  • 20 Printable Nonfiction Reading Passages with Graphic Organizers
  • Google Slides Digital Version
  • TpT Easel Activity Digital Version
  • Answer Keys

 

Engaging and Interesting Stories That Make Learning Fun!

  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

 

The best part?

When teaching main idea and supporting details, it’s important to start small and basic. With this resource, you can provide your students with short, easy-to-read paragraphs with an obvious main idea and easy-to-find supporting details to choose from. This strategy helps students get in the habit of focusing on what the text is mostly about. It also allows students to pinpoint key ideas that support and help describe the main idea.

 

You can use these main idea practice activities as:

  • individual printable worksheets
  • a printable practice packet
  • digital Google Slides assignments
  • a TpT Digital Activity

 

⭐ The digital version of this resource was created in Google Slides. Each reading passage comes with its own Google link so that you can digitally assign these activities individually to your students.

 

These activities are perfect for:

  • whole group instruction
  • morning work
  • small groups
  • independent desk work
  • assessments
  • early finishers
  • homework
  • sub plans, and so much more!

 

Suggestions for Use:

Depending on how much your students know about finding the main idea will depend on how you use these 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 for finding the main idea and supporting details.

 

Teachers like you said…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This has been FANTASTIC when it comes to being able to have students continuing to practice main idea this resource has been invaluable. After being out of the classroom for several years and coming back into the digital era and mid-pandemic, resources like this one have been lifesavers. – Kelli P.

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Google Slide READY is always a BONUS. I used this with special education 6th-8th graders, and they loved it. I was able to target so many areas of speech and language, and the stories are engaging. Thanks for a wonderful product! – Jennifer Z.

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students really enjoyed this. The passages were not long and did not leave them feeling overwhelmed. It was a great tool for them to practice this skill! – Lonya R.

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My students loved using this resource to supplement the learning that was happening in their general education classes. I am a resource teacher, so resources like this that engage my students after being pulled from their class are extremely valued. – Emily S.

 

Extension Activity:

Have your students not only determine the main idea and supporting details but also summarize the text. Once students have completed an activity, have them use their graphic organizer with the main idea and three supporting details to write a summary of the text.

 

NOTE:

⭐This resource is the second in a 2-part pack. The passages are written on a 3rd-4th grade reading level. This set is also easier than Set 2. The main idea may be found in the first sentence, second sentence, or last sentence of the paragraph. If you’re looking for reading passages written on a 4th-5th grade level, you may want to check out Main Idea & Supporting Details Activities Worksheets & Graphic Organizers Set 2.

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