A task to use when teaching your students reading comprehension strategies.
Use this comprehension task when teaching students how to find the main idea when reading. The task includes:
- a comprehension passage about thunderstorms
- questions and activities
- an answer sheet for teachers.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
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