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Grade 3 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What is the purpose of the first paragraph of this passage?
  1. To explain why groundhogs are used
  2. To show that Punxsutawney Phil is one of many groundhogs
  3. To describe why Groundhog Day became famous
  4. To introduce readers to another famous groundhog
Grade 1 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What is the passage about?
  1. St. Patrick's Day
  2. The color green
  3. A special day
  4. Things in nature
Grade 1 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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Which is NOT green?
  1. An apple
  2. A pear
  3. A cherry
  4. A shamrock
Grade 4 :: Main Idea by teachfreedom
What is the best question to ask yourself when you are trying to find the main idea?
  1. Who is the main character?
  2. What is the main event?
  3. What point is the author trying to make?
  4. What is one important detail?
Grade 5 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What can you learn about Valentine's Day gifts from the chart?
  1. Many of them come from California
  2. Chocolate is the biggest industry
  3. Flowers don't make much money
  4. There are many different types of gifts
Grade 9 :: Main Idea by Morgan_Poppe
What Sentence might provide the BEST EVIDENCE for the following controlling idea.

"Before the crusades brought in new food and new flavors from outside, food in the Middle Ages was more varied for the richer population than that of the poor"
  1. "In fact, when you were eating in a medieval castle, the salt would be on the table in a huge fancy salt cellar, and the rich people would sit near the salt so they could use it, while the poor people sat further down the long table and couldn't use the salt." (Paragraph 3)
  2. "In the Middle Ages in Europe, what people ate depended a lot on how rich they were." (Paragraph 1)
  3. "They grew herbs like parsley, chives, basil and rosemary to flavor their food." (Paragraph 2)
  4. "...they had spices to put on their food, expensive spices that had to come all the way from India like pepper and cinnamon." (Paragraph 3)
Grade 5 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What is the main topic of this passage?
  1. The history of Valentine's Day
  2. An overview of Valentine's Day gifts
  3. A look at Valentine's Day candy
  4. The creator of Valentine's Day
Grade 5 :: Main Idea by szeiger

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What is the point of this passage about Santa Claus?
  1. To explain the history of Santa Claus
  2. To show how Santa Claus appears in other countries
  3. To give the history of Christmas
  4. To show how Christmas is celebrated in other countries
Grade 3 :: Main Idea by mckeever_bpm
What is the main idea of the following paragraph?

Not all plants grow in the same way. Some plants grow and reproduce in one year and are called annuals. Some plants grow and reproduce in two years and are called biennials. Other plants grow and reproduce for many years and are called perennials.
  1. Plants grow and reproduce for many years.
  2. Some plants grow and reproduce in two years.
  3. Most plants grow and reproduce in one year.
  4. Not all plants grow in the same way.
  5. Very few plants grow and reproduce for many years.
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