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Main Idea and Details

Main Idea and Details
Main Idea and Details
Main Idea and Details
Main Idea and Details
Main Idea and Details
Main Idea and Details
Main Idea and Details
Main Idea and Details
Product Description
This printable resource will help you introduce main idea and details to your students. Students will enjoy the puzzle piece match up game as a whole class or as a reading center activity. You can use the cut and glue page and exit tickets as formative assessments. This resource includes:

2 mini posters
10 main idea puzzle pieces
10 detail puzzle pieces
1 cut and glue activity page
4 different exit tickets

1. Laminate the posters and display the objective prior to the lesson. Use the mini poster to help teach main idea and details.

Puzzle Game
1. Print or glue each puzzle page on card stock, cut, and laminate for durability.
2. Give each student a puzzle piece.
3. Students with purple puzzle pieces (main ideas) try to find their classmate with the corresponding blue puzzle piece (details).
4. After all students have found their matches, have students read their matches out loud.
5. Mix up the cards and play again!
6. Keep the activity handy for a quick brain break!

Activity Page
1. Students complete the activity page by sorting words and sentences that go together to form a main idea.
2. Use it in a learning center, for independent work, or as a formative assessment.

Exit Tickets
1. Use the 4 different exit tickets to monitor understanding of main ideas and details.


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Fourth Grade Frenzy
Total Pages
19 pages
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