Main Idea Supporting Details Activity using Google Slides

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Learning Objective

Students will match three supporting details to each main idea statement.


Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This digital resource uses Google Slides and contains six pages. Slides 1, 2, and 3 contain detail sentences that are written on 18 scoops of ice cream. Slides 4, 5, and 6 contain main idea sentences that are written on 6 cones. Students "pick up" each movable detail scoop and places it atop the appropriate main idea cone.

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.

An answer key is also included.


These slides are identical to the ones you will find in my Main Idea Ice Cream Cone Craftivity- this simply provides you with another presentation option. If you already own the printable worksheets and you would like to own this digital version instead, please email me at Include a copy of your receipt showing that you purchased the printable craftivity before 3/27/20, and I will send you this digital version for free.


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

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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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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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