Main Idea and Supporting Details Fiction Text | Print and Digital | Grades 4-5
Get 20 digital and printable fiction reading passages for fourth grade and fifth grade students to use while they practice finding the main idea and supporting details. These high interest and engaging fiction topics make learning about the main idea fun and interesting for students!
Use as a printable packet or assign to students digitally using Google Slides (included in the download)!
20 Fiction Practice Passages in Print and Digital Formats
NOTE: The main idea will be found in the 1st, 2nd, or last sentence.
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.
ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED!
20 FICTION PASSAGES INCLUDED:
- Fernanda is a Good Sport
- Scarlet and Her Egg
- Rose See the Statue of Liberty
- Astronauts Build a Greenhouse
- Is Fundraising Worth It?
- Jason, the Colonial Boy
- The Quiet Fairy
- Zorg Gets Creative
- Silvia Works Hard
- A Centipede Braves the House
- Bandar, the Tiger Cub
- The Science Fair
- Trevor and the Pig
- Sugarlump Finds a New Home
- Mindy Saves a Cat
- A Spy Discovers a Surprise
- A Seed’s Journey to Growth
- Sir Percival Becomes a Knight
- A Different Kind of Birthday
- An Unexpected Visitor
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
They could even be used as an assessment tool.