Main Idea Homework Short Passage 4th Grade

 

4th Grade

Resources to Guide and Assess Nonfiction Reading/Thinking\Writing Aligned with Common Core Standards

One-Page Readings

These passages are listed at their readability level according to the Fry formula.
However, you may want to use a reading from an earlier grade level because the
formula does not factor in conceptual difficulty of a text.

Breaking the Food Chaininfer and support the main idea of a passage

Chicago Changer, Jane Addams infer and support the main idea of a passage

Chicago High Schoolsevaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topicEnglish / Spanish

Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about itEnglish / Spanish

City Governmentinfer and support the main idea of a passage

The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 

Learn about Egypt infer and support the main idea of a passage

The Football Teamidentify the main idea

A Garden in Lawndaleevaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet

Illinois Pioneers and Prairiesinfer while reading a history

Learning about the Solar Systemidentify the main idea of a passage, write an extended response about a nonfiction passage

Natural Gas: An American Treasureinfer and support the main idea of a passage

Penguins

Pilsen, A Community Changesidentify causes and effects

Plants and Placesinfer and support the main idea of a passage

Prairie Changesidentify an author's purpose, write an extended response

Prairie Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questionsanalyze information in a nonfiction text

Seasons on the Prairieinfer and support the main idea of a passage

Seasons on the Prairie with Multiple Choice Questions

Settlementinfer and support the main idea of a passage

Settlement with Multiple Choice Questions

Space Foodinfer and support the main idea of a passage

Staying in Phoenixinfer and support the main idea of a passage

Today's Telephoneinfer and support the main idea of a passage

Transportation Workersevaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

What is a Fable?evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Working at the Television Stationevaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Working at the Hospitalevaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

The Working Tools of Insectsinfer and support the main idea of a passage

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Product Description

These 8 reading passages are designed for 3rd grade or 4th grade students to read and determine the main idea.

The practice is leveled so that one set of the reading passages has multiple choice answers, and the other set of task cards are free response (students must decide on the main idea independently).

This reading activity can be used during whole group instruction, guided practice, independent practice, homework, literacy centers, or for assessment.

You can check out related Common Core Reading resources here:

Informational Reading and Writing Unit

Close Reading Templates for ANY Text

Making Inferences Reading Unit

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