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2nd grade
Identifying the Main Idea in Fiction
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Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
This main idea worksheet guides your child through reading comprehension practice. Download today to get started!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ocean
The Ocean
Worksheet
The Ocean
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Kids will learn about sharks as they read this short and informative worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Teachers can use this general organizer template for main idea and details, pre-writing, word analysis, brain dumps, concept mapping, background knowledge collection, and more.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Lesson Plan
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Use this graphic organizer to help students identify and record the main idea and details of a text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your students learn how to find the main idea and details in a nonfiction text using a graphic organizer for support.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who is Greta Thunberg? Reader
Who is Greta Thunberg? Reader
Worksheet
Who is Greta Thunberg? Reader
This coloring booklet follows the young activist's journey to become the face of a worldwide movement to protect the Earth from harmful carbon emissions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's the Main Idea?
What's the Main Idea?
Worksheet
What's the Main Idea?
The main idea is the most important idea in a paragraph. With this worksheet, students will read the paragraphs carefully then circle the statement that best fits the paragraph's main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Flightless Birds Reading Comprehension
Flightless Birds Reading Comprehension
Game
Flightless Birds Reading Comprehension
Kids show off their reading comprehension skills with this quiz, written to recall details from the informational text Flightless Birds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Symbiotic Relationships Reading Comprehension
Symbiotic Relationships Reading Comprehension
Game
Symbiotic Relationships Reading Comprehension
How many legs does a pistol shrimp have? Kids answer questions about Symbiotic Relationships in this reading comprehension quiz.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Activity
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity
Learning About the Ocean
Learning About the Ocean
Worksheet
Learning About the Ocean
This interesting and informative text about the ocean can be used to help students learn how to find the main idea and key details in a nonfiction text!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Life Cycles
Life Cycles
Workbook
Life Cycles
In this life science packet kids will cut and paste various forms of insects, mammals and more, learning the similarities and differences of living things during stages of life.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Simple Machines
Simple Machines
Workbook
Simple Machines
Did you know there are 6 simple machines that make up every complicated gizmo out there? This book introduces the pulley, the lever, the screw, the wedge, the inclined plane and the wheel & axle.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Different Communities
Different Communities
Lesson Plan
Different Communities
What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will help students identify the author's point of view and purpose for writing an informational text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Workbook
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Get your hands dirty in the name of science! Explore the basic elements of the earth's surface with this beginner's guide to rocks, soil, and processes that change them.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Workbook
Text Detective: Weird Animals
It's fact vs. opinion statements about interesting animals in this workbook. Kids will also think about how diagrams and images help clarify reading passages.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
In this worksheet, students will read two different passages about the platypus. Kids will compare and contrast the passages, and identify the main ideas.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Concept maps are versatile and useful for all subject areas. Use this concept map for word work, main idea and supporting details, or to map out ideas.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Worksheet
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Maximize what your students learn from reading nonfiction by having them fill out a KWL chart before and after reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
Lesson Plan
Main Idea or Topic? You Decide!
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Finding the Topic and Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
Finding the Topic and Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Finding the Topic and Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
This worksheet provides students with an opportunity to closely examine the difference between a topic and main idea in a nonfiction text. After reading and completing Part 1 as a class, challenge your students to complete Part 2 on their own or with a pa
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sorting & Describing Books
Sorting & Describing Books
Lesson Plan
Sorting & Describing Books
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan