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Identifying the Main Idea in Nonfiction
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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
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
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
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
Informational Text 1
Informational Text 1
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 1
Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Learning About the Ocean
Learning About the Ocean
Worksheet
Learning About the Ocean
Learners will practice identifying the main idea and supporting in works of nonfiction texts as they learn about the ocean.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Get Week 5 of our independent study packet resources for second graders.
2nd grade
Fine arts
Workbook
Get Ready for Second Grade
Get Ready for Second Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for Second Grade
This workbook is packed with worksheets that will help students practice the core concepts featured in the second grade curriculum, from word study and math to reading and writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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
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
Math
Lesson Plan
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
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
Animals of the World
Animals of the World
Workbook
Animals of the World
The world is full of amazing creatures! Learn about a few from around the globe, as your child hones reading skills in this fact-filled workbook.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
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
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
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
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
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
Science Fair Survival Guide
Science Fair Survival Guide
Workbook
Science Fair Survival Guide
This guide takes your child through all the steps of creating a successful science fair project, from choosing a project and conducting research, to writing up a report and making a display.
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
Finding the Purpose
Finding the Purpose
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Help your second grade students identify the author’s purpose as they answer questions about a nonfiction text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
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
Where's the Evidence?
Where's the Evidence?
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Help your second grade students identify the evidence behind the author’s purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet