Main Idea and Supporting Details Concentration Game

Deb 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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This is a hands-on game your students can play to matching the main idea to supporting details.

This engaging, educational game includes 36 game pieces (18 matches) and directions! Simply print and cut the game pieces (1 set for each pair or small group). Students turn all of the game pieces over, and then follow the directions to play Concentration!

Each topic has three matches. For example, these are the matches for the eye cards:

1. Main Idea- There are three areas on the surface of the eye.


Supporting details- sclera (white part), iris (colored part) pupils (black part)

2. Main Idea- Some people suffer from certain eye conditions.


Supporting Details: Nearsighted, Farsighted, Stigma

3. Main Idea- There are various ways to improve a person’s sight.


Supporting Details- Glasses, Contacts, Eye surgery

An answer key is included.


This resource is also included in my Main Idea MEGA-BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}


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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 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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