Main Idea and Details Craftivity- The Earth Foldable Book

Created ByDeb Hanson

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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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Learning Objective

Students match three supporting detail students to each of the five main idea statements.

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Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice identifying the main idea and detail sentences! This is an engaging activity where your students match 3 details to the main idea.

All of the main idea sentences are related to the Earth. These are the main ideas:

1. Earth has a very specific place in the solar system.

2. The Earth formed billions of years ago.

3. The Earth has four layers.

4. Sometimes natural disasters occur on Earth.

5. There are many ways that we can protect Earth and its resources for a better future.

Each main idea sentence has three supporting details that the students must find and rewrite on the appropriate page.

The document includes student-friendly directions that can be projected for students to refer to throughout the worktime! An answer key is also included.

Note- I created this activity after my Main Idea and Details Craftivity based on ice cream cones worked so well with my students. It also quickly became one of my best sellers. I felt the need to create a product that has a more academic focus for an Intervention group I had at that time. These students were making great progress, but still needed an additional opportunity to practice this skill so that they could reach a mastery level.

If you use Google Drive in your classroom, you might want to check out the Google version of this craftivity! CLICK HERE to view the Google version.

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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 a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
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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11 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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