Identifying main idea and supporting details is an important part of reading comprehension. State-mandated tests often assess whether or not students are able to find the main idea of a reading passage as well as identify supporting details. That is why developing an understanding of main idea and details at a very early age will allow your students to excel at this important comprehension skill.
Teaching main idea and supporting details to younger students can be very challenging. I have found this method of introducing main idea and supporting details a very concrete way for students to see this relationship. This packet included six different puzzles to reinforce and practice with your students. Your students will love this hands on way to learn about main idea and details.