Identifying the main idea and the supporting details
These worksheets introduce students to identifying the main ideas of a text as well as the details that support those main ideas.
Choose your grade / topic:
Describe what the picture is "mostly about".
Circle the sentence which describes what the short text is "mostly about".
Identify the main idea of each paragraph and the details that make it more interesting.
Identify the main ideas and supporting details of texts.
Identify the main ideas of individual paragraphs and entire texts.