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Finding the Main Idea in Fiction Texts Interactive Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2023

Help your students easily find the main idea and support details in a fiction text with this interactive activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 4

teaching resource

Finding the Main Idea in Fiction Texts Interactive Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2023

Help your students easily find the main idea and support details in a fiction text with this interactive activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  2 - 4

Help your students easily find the main idea and support details in a fiction text with this interactive activity.

📗 7 Fiction Texts to Find the Main Idea

Are you currently teaching your students about main idea and supporting details? This interactive main idea activity is the perfect way for your students to show their knowledge and skills in this area when it comes to finding the main idea in a fiction text.

Identifying the main idea helps children better understand the story they are reading. It allows them to grasp the central theme or message the author is conveying and how various plot elements, characters, and events contribute to the central idea.

💻 Interactive Activity for English Groups

This interactive activity is the perfect addition to your small group work during rotational work. For each of the 7 fiction texts available, students need to identify the main idea plus three bits of supporting detail for each of the stories. To take this further, you can use this text for for further activities that support students understanding of fiction texts.

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Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint or Google Slides version of this resource.

Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not Presentation mode. Students drag and drop and use the colour tool to complete each of the activities.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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