Main Idea and key Details Print and Digital for 3rd Grade

Earn 7 Reward Points


Products Included in This Bundle:


Finding the main idea can be so challenging for students! This Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary Unit can make it so much easier! The print and digital unit has everything you need, from reading comprehension passages to games, task cards, and graphic organizers! There’s a variety of materials with high-interest passages and fun activities to help your students master the concept of finding the main idea using informational text.


It includes: Print and Digital Versions

Nine Passages:
3 Main Idea and Supporting Details Color-Coding Passages (double-sided):
Post–it Notes

3 Main Idea and Supporting Details Passages (double-sided worksheets) with Open-Ended Questions:
Dian Fossey
The History of Football

3 Main Idea and Supporting Details Passages (double-sided worksheets) with Multiple Choice Questions:
The Hippopotamus
The Great Wall of China

3 Main Idea Matching Worksheets:
Bearded Dragons
Bubble Gum
George Washington Carver

32 Main Idea Task Cards (plus student record sheet)
Main Idea Bag Activity with Picture Cards
Main Idea Sorting Game (30 cards)
7 Graphic Organizers
4 Anchor Charts (2 are blank for notetaking)

Answer Keys
Teacher Notes


Why you’ll love this resource:
  • It makes teaching the main idea so much easier!
  • It includes 9 main idea passages with 3 color-coding, 3 open-ended (and ask students to write a summary), and 3 with multiple choice answers.
  • This unit also includes a digital version for Google Classroom!
  • There are a variety of formats included, from passages, games, task cards, activities, graphic organizers, and more!
  • The passages are high-interest ones your students will enjoy, like Meerkats or The History of Football!
  • The printables are low prep for busy teachers!
  • It can be used for whole-class or small-group lessons, independent work, reading centers, exit slips, homework, whole-class games, test prep, and more!!!



Need a Main Idea unit for 4th/5th grades?
Main Idea 4th/5th Grades


Looking for more main idea activities? This one has 5 leveled passages (3 levels for each), 3 games, and 3 sets of task cards:
Main Idea Kit for 3rd – 5th Grades


Looking for completely digital Main Idea units for Google Classroom? These have original content and are interactive with moveable pieces:
3rd Grade Digital Reading Unit: Main Idea for Google Slides™
4th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Main Idea for Google Slides™
5th Grade Digital Reading Unit: Main Idea for Google Slides™



Thanks so much!

©The Teacher Next Door™
Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom or for one homeschool parent teaching his/her child. If you would like to share with others, please purchase additional licenses.

This resource may not be placed on the internet (except in a password-protected website for students, like Google Classroom™), on a school website visible to the public, or on a district server. Please email me if you have any questions: [email protected].


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Questions and answers of the customers

There are no questions yet, be the first to ask something for this product.


* Please note: If your school has strong email filters, you may wish to use your personal email to ensure access.

Cookie Consent Banner by Real Cookie Banner