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Find What Doesn’t Fit: Relevant Details Worksheet

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    Pages:  4

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    Curriculum:  CCSS

  • Grade

    Grade:  4 - 6

Practice determining what details are relevant and irrelevant to a topic while providing a purposeful context.

Eliminate Irrelevant Details in Text…and Build Better Writers 

 “What Doesn’t Fit? is a short, fun and engaging resource that teaches students to think critically and develop their communication skills by determining if information is relevant or irrelevant.

Students will learn not only how to determine which details are relevant but also how to use these details appropriately in writing sentences that are relevant to a topic. Students will practice using critical thinking skills such as 

  • analyzing
  • synthesizing
  • evaluating 
  • reasoning 

This versatile resource can be used across the curriculum at the elementary level to provide practice in: critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing

Differentiating Resources in the Classroom

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet to differentiate learning in the classroom by using it for:


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Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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