Main Idea or Supporting Details 1
Supporting Details
Main Idea or Supporting Details 2
Main Idea
100

The Willis Tower is the tallest building in Chicago.

What is the main idea?

100

The main Idea is not always stated clearly in the passage

100

Aaron wanted to ride his bike to school. He saw that he had to a flat tire. Aaron said, "Oh,no, I really wanted to ride my bike to school. I will have to wait until I get it fixed." His mom said, "I will take you to school today." Aaron went to school with out his bike.


This is the summary of this passage.

What is "Aaron couldn't ride his bike because of a flat tire?"

100

True or False

The main idea is not always stated clearly in the passage.

What is True?
200

This is what main idea questions ask you to identify.

What is being asked to identify the main topic of the passage?

200

True or False

Supporting Detail is details that explain the main idea of the story.

What is True?
200

My house is strong.

What is main idea?

200

These are needed to find the main idea. A. supporting points and details B. clues and prior knowledge C. paper and pencil D. comparing and contrasting

What is A. supporting points and details.
300
Dolphins are smart animals
What is main idea?
300

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

What is when a kangaroo senses danger, they will bang their tail on the ground to warn the others?

300

There is a village on an island near Scotland. it was built out of stone. A storm covered in in sand 4,000 years ago. It stayed covered until 1851. Then another storm blew the sand away. The village looked just like it did 4,000 years ago!

This the topic of the paragraph.

What is a story about a village covered in sand for over 4,000 years ago?

300

True or False

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

What is False?
400

Kangaroos usually live in family groups called mobs.

What is the main idea?

400

Kangaroos are mostly night time creatures. Kangaroos have a long powerful tail. They sleep during the day under a shady tree or bush. This phrase is the supporting detail.

What is sleep during the day under a shady tree or bush?

400

These mobs can be as large as 100 kangaroos.

What is a supporting detail?
400

True or False

Summarize means to retell the main idea of a story.

What is True?
500

What is the main idea?

My mother is a veterinarian. She loves animals. When she was younger she had lots of pets. She even teaches classes about how people can help protect animals.

"My mother is a veterinarian"

500
This means supporting details.
What are details that tell you more about the main idea?
500

Mr. Macarroni is who invented lasagna.

500
This means main idea.

What is the most important part of a paragraph?

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