Main Idea and Key Details Print and Digital 4th and 5th Grades

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Finding the Main Idea can be so tricky, but this print and digital resource has everything you need to help your students master this concept!


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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! This unit has a variety of materials with high-interest passages and fun activities that will help your students master the concept of finding the main idea using informational text.


It includes: Print and Digital Versions

3 Main Idea and Supporting Details Color-Coding Passages:
The Lunar New Year
History of Chocolate

3 Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Summary with Open-Ended Questions:
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Pyramids

3 Main Idea Passages (double-sided) with Multiple-Choice Questions:
Hammerhead Sharks
Bald Eagles

The Pyramids

3 Main Idea Matching Worksheets:
Amelia Earhart
The Revolutionary War

32 Main Idea Task Cards (plus student record sheet)
Main Idea Bag Activity with Picture Cards
Main Idea Sorting Game (30 cards)

10 Anchor Charts
10 Graphic Organizers
Answer Keys
Teacher Notes PDF with LINKS


SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Ultimate Reading Skills Companion for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 essential reading units to supplement your reading curriculum for 4th and 5th grade reading standards!


Here are the units included in the Ultimate Reading Skills Companion for 4th and 5th Grade!
Main Idea
Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements
Compare and Contrast
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
Text Evidence
Inferences Using Informational Text
Inferences Using Literature
Cause and Effect
Informational Text Structures


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • It makes teaching the main idea so much easier! No more searching for resources!
  • It includes main idea passages, some requiring short answers and others 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 Disneyland’s First Day!
  • The printables are low prep for busy teachers!
  • It’s easy to plan and assign for distance learning.
  • It may be used in a number of ways, from whole-class and small-group lessons to independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole-class games, test prep, and more!!!



Need Main Idea for third grade?
Main Idea 3rd Grade


Want 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



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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].


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