Are your students ready to tackle MAIN IDEA / Central Idea 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 fiction stories and apply their main idea reading skills to their reading.
This resource includes both printable and digital access.
This set of paired passages (two passages total) includes three mini booklets, simply print double-sided and fold.
Booklet #1: Story #1 with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Main Idea/Central Idea Questions
Booklet #2: Story #2 with annotation guide, Comprehension Questions, Main Idea/Central Idea Questions
Booklet #3: Paired Passages Main Idea 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.
Note: I use the term “central idea” throughout the resource and intersperse main idea throughout as well as both terms are used in different resources and test scenarios.
These are completely black and white for easy printing.
Suggested answers included for answers that are not opinion-based.