Main Idea Craftivity

Deb Hanson
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  1. This bundle of activities focuses on identifying the main idea and supporting details of various reading passages. Several activities include test prep elements, because main idea questions tend to appear frequently on standardized tests. It is designed to teach upper elementary and middle school st
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Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea. It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! It can also be used as a novel entry in an interactive notebook!

All of the main idea cones are related to ice cream topics. These are the main ideas:

Three ice cream flavors are clearly America's favorites.

The amount of milkfat determines how an ice cream is labeled.

Ice cream can cause a sensation known as "brain freeze".

There are some unusual flavors of ice cream.

Citizens of America love their ice cream!

You can eat ice cream in various ways.

Each main idea sentence has three supporting details that the students must find and stack on their cone.

There is also an matching interactive notebook entry included in this product. Two ice cream cones can be glued into students' reading notebooks for future student reference.

The document includes student-friendly directions that can be projected for students to refer to throughout the work time! An answer key is also included.

This activity is also available in a digital format. If you are interested in viewing the DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS CRAFTIVITY that is compatible with GOOGLE SLIDES, click here.


This resource is also included in my Main Idea MEGA-BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}


Check out my other main idea resources:

Main Idea and Supporting Details PowerPoint: ICE CREAM!

Main Idea and Details Craftivity: The Earth

Main Idea and Details Worksheets: 5 passages with graphic organizers!

Main Idea: Targeted Tri-folds

Main Idea and Details Concentration Game

Main Idea Task Cards (includes 30 cards!)

I Have… Who Has…? Main Idea and Details Class Activity

Main Idea and Best Title Worksheets: Historical Nonfiction (test prep)

Main Idea and Details: Two Passages FREE

By Deb Hanson

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


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