Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Identify the Main Topic and Retell Key Details: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.2

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Example Question #1 : Identify The Main Topic And Retell Key Details: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Ri.1.2

Wolves

A wolf is a wild dog. They do not live in houses like a dog does, but they look alike. 

Body

Like a dog, a wolf walks on four legs and has a lot of fur. The fur keeps the wolves warm. Some wolves live in cold weather and need a lot of fur. The Arctic is a very cold place and many wolves live there.

Food

A wolf does not eat the same food as a dog. A wolf eats other animals. One animal that a wolf eats is called a deer. A wolf can run very fast, so it is able to catch a deer.

Family

A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs. A pack is like a family.  There can be as many as 20 wolves in a pack. 

What is the main point of this text?

Possible Answers:

To learn about dogs

To learn about deer

To learn about animals

To learn about wolves

Correct answer:

To learn about wolves

Explanation:

The title of this text is "Wolves" which gives us a clue to our answer. Also, the text teaches us facts about wolves. Though dogs and deer are talked about in the text, the main point of the text is to learn about wolves.  

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