Main Idea and Details Reading Activity

Main Idea and Details Reading Activity

How to teach Describing Key Details

Using Main Idea and Details Reading Activity, students read any book and respond to the questions to gain a better understanding of the main idea.

Being able determine the main idea of a text helps your students build their reading comprehension. This activity will help your students recognize details that match the main idea.

Students read a book independently or with a partner. Then, students respond to the questions on the card.


Other resources to use with this Main Idea and Details Reading Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about main idea.

Use this Main Idea Hand Graphic Organizer as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reading a short book. Next, ask students what the book was about and how they know.  Then, have students complete the activity independently or with a partner as they read. Once finished, have students share out the main idea of their text. Finally, challenge students to share the main idea of the book by completing the sentence starter "This book is about.." using only 5 words!

Be sure to check out more Main Idea Worksheets.


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