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This printable supports Common Core ELA Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1

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Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions (Grade 6)

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Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions

1. 
When a person decides to get a dog, he or she has many kinds to choose from. As a rule, short-haired dogs are best for cities. Beagles, Boston Terriers, and Dachshunds make good city pets. Great Danes are short-haired, too. However, they are too big for city living. It is hard in a city to give them all the exercise they need. Setters, Springer Spaniels, and Collies are especially good as country dogs.



What is the main idea?
  1. Dogs are good pets.
  2. Some dogs are better than others for city life.
  3. There are many kinds of dogs.
  4. Short-haired dogs are better for cities
2. 
Floods can cause tremendous damage. They can ruin houses, roads and buildings. Floods can take down trees and cause mudslides. It often leaves mud, sand and debris behind. It can take months to clean up after a flood.

What is the main idea?
  1. Floods can cause a lot of damage.
  2. Floods cause mudslides.
  3. Floods damage houses and roads.
  4. Flood damage may take months to clean up.
3. 
Someday we will all have robots that will be our personal servants. They will look and behave much like real humans. We will be able to talk to these mechanical helpers and they will be able to respond in kind. Amazingly, the robots of the future will be able to learn from experience. They will be smart, strong, and untiring workers whose only goal will be to make our lives easier.

Which sentence from the paragraph expresses the main idea?
  1. Someday we will all have robots that will be our personal servants.
  2. We will be able to talk to these mechanical helpers and they will be able to respond in kind.
  3. They will look and behave much like real humans.
  4. Amazingly, the robots of the future will be able to learn from experience.
4. 
What does the term "main idea" mean?
  1. Where a story takes place
  2. Who the story is about
  3. What the story is mostly about
  4. How to make something
5. 
The frog sat on the side of the pond. He was very still. His green color made him hard to see. A bug flew near him. His tongue zipped out, and he gobbled it up. Then the frog was still again. He waited for the next bug.

What is this story mainly about?
  1. Frogs are green.
  2. Frogs eat bugs and sit on lilypads.
  3. Frogs do not move.
  4. Frogs live in ponds.
6. 
Justin grabbed the leash and quickly put it around Tooli's neck. He stormed out the door with Tooli coming right behind.

He said, "Hurry up, Tooli. You're always so slow." Justin kept his head down and walked quickly down the road, not speaking to anyone that he saw.

What was true about Justin?
  1. He was very worried that someone might see him.
  2. He was angry that he had to walk the dog.
  3. He was feeling sick and wanted to lie down.
  4. He was very excited and wanted to hurry.
7. 
A person that has the flu may have several symptoms like sneezing and a high temperature.

We can infer that "symptoms" are                    .
  1. an illness
  2. signs of an illness
  3. high temperature
  4. cures
8. 
Some artists plan their paintings around geometric forms like squares, circles and triangles.

We can infer that geometric forms refer to the                 of an object.
  1. size
  2. shape
  3. color
  4. painting
9. 
Automobiles must have certain safety devices such as seat belts, headlights, and good brakes.

We can infer that a safety device is something that makes driving                .
  1. safer
  2. faster
  3. more fun
  4. lighter
10. 
What two things are needed to draw a conclusion?
  1. main idea and details
  2. facts and prior knowledge
  3. peanut butter and jelly

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