Multiple Choice
True or False
Main idea stories
Supporting detail
100

Main idea tells us...

a. The characters

b. What the story is mostly about

c. The details

b. What the story is mostly about

100

The main idea tells us what is the most important thing about the story

True or False?

True

100

My grandma has a bakery. She sells cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and scones. She sells 7 types of cookies. Her cakes can be made for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. The cupcakes come in 4 different flavors. My favorite are her lemon scones. 

What is the main idea?

a. The best pastry is the scone

b. You can get a cake for any occasion

c. Her grandma sells many different options at her the baker

c. Her grandma sells many different options at her the baker

100

My dog is learning new tricks. She has a lot to learn. When I tell her to sit, she lays down. When I tell her to stay, she follows me. When I tell her to give me her paw, she licks my hand! I think I need someone to come and help me with training her!

What are two pieces of supporting detail?

 When I tell her to sit, she lays down. When I tell her to stay, she follows me. When I tell her to give me her paw, she licks my hand!

200

Main idea tells us

a. The character

b. What they do

c. Why they do it

d. all of the above

d. all of the above

200

Supporting details give us information about the main idea


True or False

True

200

My dog is learning new tricks. She has a lot to learn. When I tell her to sit, she lays down. When I tell her to stay, she follows me. When I tell her to give me her paw, she licks my hand! I think I need someone to come and help me with training her!

What is the main idea?

a. The girls dog needs extra help with training

b. The dog follows people when told to stay

c. The dog sits when told to lay down, and licks people when told to give paw.

a. The girls dog needs extra help with training

200

Dylan thinks he has the best job ever! He gets to do what he loves which is work with animals. He works at a doggie daycare. He plays with dogs all day. He has fun teaching them new tricks. He takes them on walks out in the beautiful weather. He usually has 14 dogs a day. They are all so fun and silly! He loves that he gets to be with so many dogs every day!

300

Summarize means to retell the main idea of the story

True or false?

True

300

Judy doesn't want to go to school. She has to present her project on volcanoes to the class and she is very nervous. She decides she is going to pretend to be sick so she can stay home. She sticks the thermometer under hot water and tells her dad she has a fever. 

What is the main idea?

a. Judy tricks her dad into thinking she has a fever

b. Judy has a presentation on volcanoes

c. Judy pretends to be sick so that she doesn't have to present at school

c. Judy pretends to be sick so that she doesn't have to present at school

400

The main idea is ALWAYS the first sentence of the paragraph.


True or False? 

False

400

Dylan thinks he has the best job ever! He gets to do what he loves which is work with animals. He works at a doggie daycare. He plays with dogs all day. He has fun teaching them new tricks. He takes them on walks out in the beautiful weather. He usually has 14 dogs a day. They are all so fun and silly! He loves that he gets to be with so many dogs every day!


What is the main idea?

a. Dylan loves his job at the doggie daycare

b. Dylan gets to play with dogs every day

c. Dylan gets to teach dogs new tricks

a. Dylan loves his job at the doggie daycare

500

The author will always directly tell you the main idea

True or false?

False

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