Foundational Reading Lesson - Read Texts with Understanding - Main Idea, Grade 2

  • Activity 1 / Horses Worksheet

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    The main idea of a passage is the overall message the author is trying to convey, but sometimes children get stuck on the little details that make up that idea. Help your little reader learn the difference by practicing finding the main idea using this informative worksheet about horses! Kids will be delighted to learn more about the different jobs that horses perform, but don’t forget to discuss the overall idea being conveyed from the start of the passage. Discuss this before having children select the correct statement at the bottom of the page.

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  • Activity 2 / Dogs, Dogs Worksheet

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    To make sense of informational text, kids need to be able to understand the main idea of a passage. Home in on this critical reading comprehension skill using this delightful doggy worksheet from Kids Academy! Ask your little learner to read the text at the top of the page to learn more about their canine companions. Then ask your child, “what is this passage mostly about?” Discuss this with your kiddo before having him or her read through the answer choices to select the correct answer.

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