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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

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was one of the most famous aviators of the 20th century. Students will read a passage about Amelia Earhart and ...

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

A Farmer's Friend

by Staff Writer

Earthworms might be considered the unsung heroes of ...

234 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, Summary

A Box of Colors

by RV staff writer

Students will read a passage about the invention of ...

244 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

We Will Not Have Fun!

by RV staff writer

Children will read a story about a girl who learns t...

225 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 0 - 410L, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Jane Addams (1860-1935)

Students will read a biography of Jane Addams and learn why she was an important historical figure. Students will answer questi...

494 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Opening the Door to Learning

Laura Bridgman was the first deaf and blind person to learn to read and write, opening the door for others like her. Students w...

497 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea

From Tree to You

Students will read a nonfiction passage to learn where oranges come from and the process of turning oranges into juice. Student...

223 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Who Lives There?

by RV staff writer

Parks are not just a place for humans to play, they ...

217 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea

A Retelling of Belling the Cat

by Aesop

Aesop wrote many charming and well-loved fables. Eac...

255 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme