Main Idea PowerPoint

Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
Main Idea PowerPoint
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Common Core Standards
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16 MB|44 pages
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Main Idea PowerPoint: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce main idea and supporting details. This 47-slide PowerPoint was designed to accompany my best selling "main idea ice cream cone craftivity", so be sure to check out that product, too! I hope that by using this ice cream cone themed PowerPoint, I will help students build a meaningful connection in their mind that will always help them remember and understand how to identify the main idea and supporting details!

Slides 1- Title

Slides 2-5- Definition of Main Idea

Slides 6-8- Definition of Supporting Details

Slides 9-19- Ice Cream Cone Analogies Explained

Slides 20-22- Review

Slides 23-25- Main Idea and Topic are not the Same! Examples provided.

Slides 26-38- Four Practice Passages (multiple choice format)
What is the main idea of the passage you just read?
Each passage also has a follow up slide identifying the details in each passage.

Slides 39-47- Let's go back to our same four passages, but this time we will identify the best title for the passage.
(Multiple Choice format)
**These questions are often found on standardized tests!**

Slide 48- Credits

***A 2-page PowerPoint "Companion" is also included in this file. These pages match what students view on slides 26 - 47. Therefore, students can follow along and record answers on this handout as you progress through the PowerPoint!***

Also, be sure to check out the PREVIEW where you will see many of the slides that appear in the complete PowerPoint! (Please keep in mind that the preview is not animated like the real PowerPoint is.)

(The slides are animated so that the answers to the questions do not appear until after the teacher clicks, indicating the class is ready to see the answer.)

This resource is also included in my Main Idea MEGA-BUNDLES.

CLICK HERE for the 4th-6th grade bundle.

CLICK HERE for the 2nd-3rd grade bundle.


I have several more items related to MAIN IDEA available in my store. (Just click on the links below to take a peek!)
If you’re looking for more main idea and detail products, feel free to click on the links below!


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

Main Idea: Targeted Tri-folds

Main Idea and Details Craftivity: The Earth Foldable Book

Main Idea Task Cards (includes 30 cards!)

Main Idea and Details Concentration Game

Main Idea and Details Mini Booklets

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

Main Idea: I have… Who has…?

Main Idea and Details: Two Passages FREE

By Deb Hanson 2015

**Note- most of the wording on this PowerPoint cannot be edited due to copyright restrictions. I used clip art and fonts that were created by another author, and I need to follow their "terms of use" policies.**

By Deb Hanson 2014

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As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permissions!
Total Pages
44 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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