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Main Idea and Details Paired Passages

Are your students ready to tackle finding the Main Idea and Details of a passage in a new, rigorous way? This is THE resource you need! These paired passages have been thoughtfully created to teach students how to integrate information from two different high-interest INFORMATIONAL TEXT passages and apply their main idea and details reading skills to their reading.

This resource includes both a printable and digital (Google Slides) version!

This set of nonfiction paired passages (two passages total) includes three mini booklets with informational text passages. LOW PREP! Simply print double-sided and fold.

Booklet #1: Story #1 “Interesting Animals: The Ugliest Fish in the Sea” with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Main Idea and Details Tasks

Booklet #2: Story #2 “Creatures of the Deep: A Scary-Looking Predator” with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Main Idea and Details Tasks

Booklet #3: Paired Passages Main Idea and Details Questions and Activities

This resource is perfect for review, test prep, and teaching paired passages. It is recommended for grades 4+, though it can be completed with many 3rd graders when given assistance.

These are almost completely black and white for easy printing.

Suggested answers included for answers that are not opinion-based.

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