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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

Survival!

Students will read a story about a camping trip that turns into an unforgettable adventure. Students will answer questions abou...

556 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements

Machines Like Us

by Staff Writer

Students will read a passage about robotics and the ...

635 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Macbeth and the Death of Lady Macbeth

by William Shakespeare from Macbeth

Act V, Scene 5 passage: This passage is a speech fro...

189 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Theme

Dreaming Inside the Box: The Art of Joseph Cornell

Students will read a passage about Joseph Cornell and his unique art, creating shadow boxes. Students will answer questions abo...

784 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Summary

A New Language

Students will read a story about the challenges faced when you move to a new country. Students will answer questions about main...

654 Words, 7th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary

Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Star

Students will read a biography about Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph and the obstacles she had to overcome to be successful. Stud...

558 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Earworm

Earworm is not a worm that lives in an ear; it is what happens when a song gets stuck in your head. Students will read a passag...

357 Words, 6th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Friendship in a Bottle

Students will read a story about a message in a bottle and how it brought two strangers together. Students will answer question...

537 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary

Trash or Treasure?

Students will read a passage about the hidden treasures that archaeologists find in trash. Students will answer questions about...

709 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Olympics

The Olympics Games capture the whole world's attention every four years. Students will read a passage about the history of the ...

692 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, Symbolism