Main Idea and Supporting Details Activity



English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies

Grade Levels

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Resource Type

Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers

Product Rating

4.0 • 18 Ratings

File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File
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2 MB|10 pages



It All Boils Down To This…
Use these adorable tea kettles to teach main idea.
Can be used with any form of text. After students read a passage or a a paragraph, they jot down the main idea in the steam, with supporting details in the kettle.
Included in the product
– 2 tea kettle templates
– “It All Boils Down to This . . .” header (for an adorable bulletin board display!)
Total Pages  10 pages
Answer Key  Does not apply
Teaching Duration  1 hour