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This set of no-prep activities is designed to give students plenty of practice discriminating between main idea and the supporting details.

There are 8 sets of worksheets in this pack:

  • The first page of each set features a short informational passage. Students will read the passage and then use the text to answer comprehension questions.
  • The second page is a cut-and-paste graphic organizer. Students cut out four statements from the text and glue them onto the graphic organizer to show which is the main idea and which are the supporting details.
  • Each set also includes answer keys.

In most of the passages, the main idea is explicitly stated. However, in several it is implied. There are plenty of details in the text to help readers determine the main point.

While these activities are designed to help teach main idea, some of the comprehension questions include practice with other reading skills as well including:

  • sequencing
  • cause and effect
  • making inferences
  • using context to determine meaning

When answering the comprehension questions, I like to have my students highlight where they found the answers (as pictured on the cover). This shows me that they referred back to the text to find the information.

These work well as homework, in literacy centers, or even for assessment.