This 45 slide reading/ELA PowerPoint introduces the main idea reading skill. The PowerPoint gives students a way to find "main idea & details" by using their hands. My students really liked this because it helped them be specific with their answers. Then the PowerPoint prompts the teacher to read "Too Many Tamales" (not provided, it's a picture book) to the class so the students can practice finding the main idea and details. These slides can be changed for any picture book you'd like to use. The PowerPoint continues on to provide several more hints and practice opportunities for the students. There are numerous example passages for the students to practice with. This PowerPoint could be used to cover the following Common Core standards in grades 3-5: RL.3.2, CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2, SL.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.5.8, SL.5.4, SL.5.5.