This is a subject which many kids struggle in. How do we know what a main idea is versus details? Well, this lesson is designed to take the guess work out of the big question. This lesson is broken down into sections that start off by providing the definition of main idea and supporting details. It continues by providing visuals and using pictures to help understand the concept. As the lesson progresses, there are many examples and practice pages that are included for teachers to utilize that can be interactive with group work, partner work, individual work and an assessment. Lastly, I have included various and numerous graphic organizers that can be used from 3rd - 7th grades.