Main Idea and Details Activities

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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Help students practice main idea and supporting details with task cards, posters, puzzles, and graphic organizers.

Easy to Read Task Cards

There are a total of 16 task cards at two levels. One set of task cards has questions to help identify the main idea and supporting details. The other set allows students to find the main idea and details on their own.


The main idea puzzles have a category in the middle and pictures of items that can be found in that category. This is a simple way to introduce main idea and supporting details.

Materials are available in both color and black and white.

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Total Pages
30 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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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