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Main / Central Idea Reading Passages

A main idea is the brief summary of the most important concept or concepts in a passage. There can be a main idea, sometimes called a central idea, in a paragraph or a section of a text as well.  

(129) Results for Main / Central Idea Reading Passages

The Civil War

The American Civil War (1861-1865) tore the relatively young nation apart. The repercussions of this tragedy are still felt tod...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

Friends

Where would we be without friends? Whether they are human, mammal, fish, or fowl, friends add richness to our lives. This readi...

Reading Set: 13 Passages

Summer Vacation

Ah, the joys of summer vacation! This set celebrates that special time in every child's year. The passages here take a vacation...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Native American Heritage

November is designated Native American Heritage Month, but these passages should be of interest any time of the year. This set ...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

American Independence

Thirteen colonies in a land far, far away united and announced their independence from a distant, powerful monarch. No, it's no...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

California!

California, the Golden State. It was the discovery of gold there in the late 1840s that started a mass migration across the Nor...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Aviation

It's hard to believe in this age of space stations and mars probes that man has only been flying in heavier that air machines f...

Reading Set: 4 Passages

Baseball

Baseball is the national pastime in the U.S. This well-loved game teaches participants and spectators so many lessons, includin...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Fun Poems

Teaching poetry can be made easy with a little wit, a splash of humor, and a dash of fun. This reading set has all that and mor...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Primary Sources

Primary sources take the reader to major historic moments as they are happening. This reading set has newspaper articles contem...

Reading Set: 8 Passages