Main Idea of Informational Text Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RI.3.2

Core Standard

When we are working with bodies of work that have the primary purpose of teaching or providing information to be useful it can be tough to narrow down the main thoughts of the work. Students often can get lost in the details and miss the main points that the author is drawing forward. One of the best methods to making this right is to focus on the beginning and endings of the work. They should either push an idea or conclude a thought. Nonfiction is a little different to work with than fictional works because they do not always make it obvious as to salient parts of the work. These worksheets will help students better understand how to complete this technique and become better at it.









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