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ELA- Main Idea and Making Inferences Using Details

ELA- Main Idea and Making Inferences Using Details

Author: Kristina Modena

California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

Reading Standards for Informational Text Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

1. Refer to details and examples in a text when
explaining what the text says explicitly and when
drawing inferences from the text

2. Determine the main idea of a text and explain
how it is supported by key details; summarize the

3. . Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in
a historical, scientific, or technical text, including
what happened and why, based on specific
information in the text.

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Main Idea and Supporting Details

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Making Inferences

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Making Inferences

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BIG Question Material

Read the passage and in your Writing Journal answer the following questions:
What is the main idea?
What are three supporting details?
What inference(s) can you make from the passage?