Main Idea: Space Dreams
In this main idea instructional activity, students read the paragraph and write a sentence that tells about the topic and main idea. Students then draw a picture of the main idea.
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Main Idea and Supporting Details
Check out this interactive presentation to give your main idea and supporting details instruction a boost. Included in the presentation are a detailed definition of both terms, tips on how to find them, multiple examples to be read and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Main Idea and Summarizing
The ability to identify the main idea of a text and summarize a text will help your learners get far when reading. This resource covers both main idea and summarizing in detail with six short lessons about main idea and five quick...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Main Idea and Supporting Detail: Review
Want to know how horses came to America? This resource explains about the history of this animal. Learners read a passage about horses, and answer five multiple choice questions about the main idea and supporting details of the passage.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Mid-Unit Assessment: On-Demand Reading to Determine Main Idea and Supporting Details
Children learn about bullying in schools while being tested on their ability to read closely and identify the main idea and supporting details of a text. Following the assessment, students participate in a chalk walk, during which they...
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Informational Text: Central Idea/Theme/Summary
Set your class up for success with determining a main idea using this set of activities. Pupils work collaboratively to categorize sentence strips by what they are doing (expressing the main idea, adding key details, etc.). They then...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Harriet Tubman Reading Comprehension
Young pupils not only discover major characteristics and events in the life of Harriet Tubman, but also develop essential reading comprehension skills, such as identifying the main idea, differentiating between fact and opinion, and...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable