This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
Use this resource to give your students practice reading a short nonfiction passage and recognizing the author’s viewpoint about the topic. Then, they will pick out the text evidence that supports the author’s viewpoint.
Provide students with an opportunity to closely examine the difference between a topic and main idea in a nonfiction text. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Finding the Main Idea and Details in a Nonfiction Text lesson.