Main Idea
Supporting Details
Main Idea OR Supporting Details
Vocabulary
Vocabulary
100

What is main idea?

The most important thing that the author is trying to tell us.

100

What are supporting details?

They provide evidence for the main idea.

100

Kangaroos usually live in family groups called mobs.


Main idea

100

What can you etch?

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100

Give an example of conspiring

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200

Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in North America. It is on the Niagra River about halfway between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Niagara Falls is on the American and Canadian border. The American Falls is 167 feet high. On the Canadian side, the Horseshoe Falls is 161 feet high. What is the main idea of the paragraph?


Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in North America.

200

Kangaroos protect themselves in many ways. If a kangaroo senses danger, they will bang their tail on the ground to warn the others. A newborn joey is only the size of your thumb. What is the supporting detail?


Kangaroos protect themselves in many ways

200

My house is strong.


main idea

200

Give the class an example of using your cadence

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200

What is your favorite terrain?

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300

The Statue of Liberty is visited by thousands of people every year. The Statue of Liberty is a 151-foot statue of a woman holding a book and a torch. It is located on an island in New York Harbor. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France. It has become a universal symbol of freedom. What is the main idea of the paragraph?

The Statue of Liberty is visited by thousands of people every year.

300

Which detail doesn't belong?

Kangaroos are strange-looking animals. Some kangaroos act as guards to protect the mob. They have small front legs and huge hind legs with great big feet. What is the supporting detail in the paragraph?


Some kangaroos act as guards to protect the mob.

300

Dolphins are smart animals.


main idea

300

What does reinvent

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300

When might you hear a tumult?

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400

Kangaroos eat grasses, leaves, and roots. The joey lives in the mother's pouch for 9 months. They only like grass that is green and close to the ground. What is the main idea of the paragraph?


Kangaroos eat grasses, leaves, and roots

400

Which detail doesn't belong

Kangaroos are mostly nighttime creatures. Kangaroos have a long powerful tail. They sleep during the day under a shady tree or bush. What is the supporting detail in the paragraph?


Kangaroos have a long powerful tail.

400

The Willis Tower is the tallest building in Chicago.


main idea

400

Provide an example of periodically

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400

Why would something need to be barricaded?

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500

The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods and supplies in the mid-1800s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies the 363 miles. What is the main idea of the paragraph?


The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods and supplies in the mid-1800s

500

Provide a supporting detail for the following main idea:

Kangaroos usually have only one baby at a time.


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500

These mobs can be as large as 100 kangaroos.


Supporting details

500

Use a vocabulary word in a sentence

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500

Use a vocabulary word in a sentence

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