Digital Main Idea and Supporting Details for Google Slides™ | Special Education

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2nd - 5th
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This Digital Main Idea and Supporting Detail Activity was created for students who struggle with identifying main idea and supporting details when reading and writing. The activity was specifically created for an elementary special education environment for students with multiple abilities. There are 3 levels of differentiation provided with this activity. In all 3 levels, students are introduced to Main Idea and Supporting Details as it relates to Pizza.

Think about a PIZZA! In order for your pizza to be complete, you need all the ingredients! Just like… when you read or write a paragraph you need a main idea (the dough) and supporting details (all the toppings) for the paragraph to be complete!

This activity was created to be used with Google Slides™.

To access each activity, you will be provided with a link on a PDF. When you click the link, you will be prompted to make your own copy for your personal Google Drive™. You can then assign students the activities in your Google Classroom™ by making a copy for each student.

Each level of this resources includes:

  • 3 Slides reviewing Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • 1 Direction Slide
  • 10 Short Passages with a Main Idea/Supporting Detail Activity

**Each Level of Differentiation contains the same 10 passages, but a different level of support.**

LEVEL 1 – (Minimal Support) This level is the most advanced level of the resource. Students read the passage, then identify the Main Idea and Supporting Details by completing the graphic organizer.

LEVEL 2 – (Moderate Support) This level focuses on the supporting details. The Main Idea is identified for the students. Students read the passage, then identify a supporting detail and complete the the graphic organizer.

LEVEL 3 – (Full Support) This level is for students who struggle the most. The Main Idea is identified for the students. Students read the passage, then choose a supporting detail to match the Main Idea from a choice of 2 statements provided.

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