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Main Idea vs. Details

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  • Q1

    Read the paragraph, then choose the best answers.

    March is a good month to celebrate author's birthdays. You can begin on March 2. That's the day when Dr. Seuss was born in 1914. March 11 is the birth date of Ezra Jack Keats. Have you ever read his book "The Snowy Day"? On March 12 you can celebrate the  birthday of Virginia Hamilton. One of her well-known books is "The People Could Fly:  American Black Folktales".  So let's celebrate in March!

    What do you think the main idea of the paragraph is?

    authors with birthdays in March

    Virginia Hamilton's birthday

    the weather in March is nice

    favorite children's books

    300s
  • Q2

    Which of these is a detail that tells more about the main idea?

    in March, people can go to the park

    ways to celebrate an author's birthday

    Ezra Jack Keats was born on March 11

    how Dr. Seuss got started writing

    300s
  • Q3

    Which of these would be the best title for the paragraph?

    Happy Birthday, Dear Authors

    March is My Favorite Month

    A Snowy Day in March

    What to Read in March

    300s

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