My students really struggle with being able to determine what the main idea of a passage is and what the details are. I created this to introduce the concept to them.
This product is 2 pages. It follows the "I do, we do, you do" routine of the teacher reading them an example, doing an example as a class or group, then having them try it individually. Of course, this can all be done as a group or individual.
This gives the readers 3 paragraphs about different topics: Snakes, Orlando, FL and Blizzards in which they are to identify the main idea and choose the supporting details.
There is also a box at the top explaining what a main idea/detail is.
Thank you for looking!