Main Idea Worksheets with Graphic Organizers in PDF and Digital Easel

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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10 pages
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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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This resource contains five worksheets that focus on identifying the main idea and three supporting details. Students read each passage and then fill in the graphic organizer at the bottom of the worksheet by writing the main idea beside the cone, and the three most important supporting details beside the three scoops of ice cream.

Answer keys are included.

********This resource is available in TWO FORMATS:

1. TRADITIONAL PRINTABLES- Print the PDF and distribute paper copies to your students to complete.

2. EASEL ACTIVITY- I created a new, colorful version for this digital format. Students can complete this activity on a device. Students read each passage and identify the main idea and supporting details. They type complete sentences into the answer boxes.

If you are interested in viewing the format that is compatible with GOOGLE SLIDES, click here.

I have several more items related to main idea available in my store. (Just click on the links below to take a peek!)


Main Idea and Details Craftivity: The Earth Foldable Book

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Main Idea Task Cards (with a game-like recording sheet)

Main Idea and Details: Two Passages FREE (These worksheets are arranged exactly like this freebie. A fellow teacher contacted me and asked me if I would create more worksheets with this graphic organizer layout.)

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.


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