Main Idea and Details Digital Activities



Looking to make your lessons more engaging and interactive? These nonfiction main idea digital activities are ready-made sets in Google Slides or Seesaw that you can use. This set is for 3rd and 4th grade students. Your students will interact with these practice activities after you teach a mini lesson on main idea and key details, or you could use these activities as you teach your mini lessons. There are many purposes for these main topic digital activities! As you teach through your unit, you will assign these digital activities for students to do. It will reinforce your lesson for that day.

These Main Idea Digital Activities are for third and fourth-grade students. They are standards-based activities using the Reading Informational domain within the Common Core Standards. There are suggestions for differentiation on specific activities if you’d like to challenge your students, too.

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What Main Idea Digital Activities are included?

  • Interactive Anchor Charts
  • Picture Main Ideas
  • Paragraph Main Ideas
  • Sorting Activity for M.I. or Key Detail
  • Matching Up Key Details
  • Identify M.I. and Key Details
  • Practice Passages

Explicit Standards Covered:

3rd Grade RI.3.2– Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

4th Grade RI.4.2- Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

If you would like the full resources for these standards, check out standards-based unit links below! They come with lesson plans, graphic organizers, Lexile-level passages, and interactive notebook pieces!