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.
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Grade 1 - Main Idea Worksheets
Describe what the picture is "mostly about".
Grade 2 - Main Ideas & Details Worksheets
Circle the sentence which describes what the short text is "mostly about".
Grade 3 - Main Idea & Supporting Details
Identify the main idea of each paragraph and the details that make it more interesting.
Grade 4 - Main Ideas, Details and Summaries
Identify the main ideas and supporting details of texts.
Grade 5 - Main Idea, Details and Summaries
Identify the main ideas of individual paragraphs and entire texts.