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Grade 2 Main Idea
The main idea is the meaning of a passage. Many times it is a sentence in the passage.

The Earth goes around the sun. In winter, our part of the Earth is farther away from the sun. It is very cold and it stays darker longer. In the summer, our part of the Earth is closer to the sun. Then it is very warm.

What is the main idea of this story?
  1. The earth moves around the sun.
  2. It is cold in the winter.
  3. It is darker in the winter.
  4. It is warm in the summer.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Bats are different from many other animals. They are the only mammal that can fly. Some bats live in trees. Most bats live in caves or in attics. They only come out at night. When they are resting they hang upside down. Bats are very interesting animals.

What is this mostly about?
  1. Most bats lives in caves or attics.
  2. Bats can fly.
  3. Bats only come out at night.
  4. Bats are interesting animals.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Hiking is a great way for you to have fun. All you need is a good pair of shoes. You can hike in many places, such as the woods or a valley. You can walk for a long or short time. Hiking is even better if you go with your friends.

What is the main idea of this story?
  1. You need good hiking shoes.
  2. You will have a good time hiking.
  3. Hikes can be long or short.
  4. You can hike in the woods.
Grade 2 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.2.2
At the store we use coupons to save money. Coupons may come in the mail. Sometimes they are in the newspaper. You can get them in the store's ad, too. Usually you need to cut the coupon out.

What is the main idea of the passage?
  1. Coupons save money.
  2. Coupons can be found in different places.
  3. You must cut coupons out of the ad.
  4. You may find a coupon at the store.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Lisa went to a farm. There were animals on the farm. She liked the chickens and horses. She also liked the cows and kittens. Lisa would like to live on a farm.

What is the main idea?
  1. Lisa worked on a farm.
  2. Lisa lives in the city.
  3. Lisa liked the farm.
  4. Lisa visited her grandfather's farm.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Susan got a basket for a present. She uses it to carry many things. She puts food in the basket. She keeps toys in the basket. She even puts her kitten in the basket.

What is the main idea?
  1. We need baskets.
  2. Baskets should be big.
  3. Susan uses her basket a lot.
  4. Susan doesn't like to use the basket.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Frank likes to go swimming. He swims every day that he can. He likes to swim in Blue Lake. Many of Frank's friends go swimming there too. Frank is a good swimmer.

What is the main idea?
  1. Frank likes to swim often.
  2. Frank does not swim alone.
  3. Frank is the best swimmer in town.
  4. Frank swims every Saturday.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Eskimos hunt animals. They use animals for food. They also use animal skins to make clothes. Eskimos only hunt animals they need. They do not hunt for fun.

What is the main idea?
  1. Eskimos eat fish.
  2. Eskimos hunt for food and clothes.
  3. Eskimos never hunt.
  4. Eskimos hunt for fun.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Have you ever visit the city? Many people live in the city. There are many tall buildings in the city. Many people work in the city.

What is the main idea?
  1. Everyone lives in the city.
  2. The city is fun.
  3. There are many people in the city.
  4. The city is a good place to live.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Do you like to drink milk? Milk is very good for you. It helps you grow strong. You can drink milk with lunch or dinner. Milk and cookies are a good snack.

What is the main idea?
  1. Milk is best with fruit.
  2. Cows give milk.
  3. Milk is good for you.
  4. You should drink milk in the morning.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Squirrels live in the park. They are gray and fluffy. They pick up nuts off the ground. Then they hide the nuts. They run up and down trees.

What is the main idea?
  1. To show how to catch a squirrel
  2. To tell about squirrels
  3. To tell what squirrels eat
  4. To show where squirrels live
Grade 2 Main Idea
Dogs are good pets. There are many kinds of dogs. Some dogs are big. Some are small. Many dogs like to play and do tricks.

What is the main idea?
  1. People needs dogs.
  2. Dogs like people.
  3. People like dogs.
  4. Dogs make good pets
Grade 2 Main Idea
Michael has a baby sister. He loves his sister very much. He helps dress her. He helps feed her. He likes to take her for walks. He helps her learn to talk.

What is the main idea?
  1. To tell about Michael and his baby sister
  2. To tell about Michael's big family
  3. To show why babies are nice
  4. To tell about Micheal and his baby brother
Grade 2 Main Idea
Bears love to eat honey. They like it because it is sweet. Bears look for honey in the woods. They climb trees to get it. They will eat all the honey they find.

What is the main idea?
  1. Bears like to eat pies.
  2. Bears like honey.
  3. Bears like to catch bees.
  4. Bears like to climb trees.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Scott has something he likes a lot. It has four wheels. It is red. It can carry things. Scott rides it. He gives his friends rides in it. It is Scott's wagon.

What is the main idea?
  1. Scott has fun with his wagon.
  2. All wagons are red.
  3. All boys likes wagons.
  4. Scott has a new bike.
Grade 2 Main Idea

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Which detail supports the main idea?
  1. Kittens are cute.
  2. A kitten can also be a lot of fun.
  3. You must teach your kitten how to use a litter box.
Grade 2 Main Idea

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What is the main idea?
  1. Kittens are cute.
  2. Caring for kittens is a lot of work.
  3. You must feed a kitten 3-4 times a day.
Grade 2 Main Idea
There is a rabbit hole in the field. A rabbit family lives there. Five baby rabbits live there. They are brown. They can hop fast.

What is the main idea?
  1. To tell about five baby rabbits
  2. To show where all rabbits live
  3. To show why rabbits hide
  4. To tell that rabbits love to eat carrots
Grade 2 Main Idea
William loves peanuts. He could eat them any time. He eats them after school. He eats them after dinner. He even puts them on ice cream.

What is the main idea?
  1. Peanuts are good for you.
  2. Peanuts are easy to grow.
  3. William eats lots of peanuts.
  4. William only eats peanuts after dinner.
Grade 2 Main Idea
Grandmother has a garden. She has many flowers in her garden. They are red, yellow, and white. Some flowers are big. Some are small. Grandmother likes flowers very much.

What is the main idea?
  1. Grandmother works in the garden.
  2. Grandmother grows many flowers.
  3. Grandmother loves vegetables.
  4. Grandmother has a vegetable garden.
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