SKU: W8364088
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NO PREP Main Idea & Supporting Details Lesson Click and Teach Student Presentation

Engage students in learning main idea and supporting details with a ready-to-use, interactive Click and Teach presentation. Includes cooperative learning, movement breaks, and practice opportunities. Suitable for 3rd-5th graders, with easy implementation for teachers and students. Ideal for Common Core and TEKS standards.

Original price was: $4.00.Current price is: $3.00.

89 Fast-Paced Slides
PDF, Google Apps™


Teach Main Idea and Supporting Details the easy way with this fun and interactive Click and Teach presentation! This presentation is designed to be used with your whole class and requires almost no teacher prep! It can be used as a PowerPoint or as Google Slides.

In addition to direct instruction, this lesson includes

  • cooperative learning (Turn and Talk)
  • learning through movement (Brain Breaks)
  • plenty of practice opportunities

Your students will be actively involved throughout the entire lesson!

There are many uses for this lesson:

  • Your time and your energy are precious resources. Because this lesson is ready-to-use, it will save you prep and planning time.
  • This lesson would work great for a sub.
  • This would be great if you have never taught this concept or are not quite comfortable with it. Perhaps you are a new teacher or have switched grade levels.
  • A parent or other volunteer could use this presentation for a small group or for students who need extra reinforcement.

✍️ Your students won’t need anything but a pencil and a sheet of paper!

The presentation is especially designed with students and teachers in mind!

  • Engaging
  • Encourages Peer Discussions
  • Includes Note-Taking
  • Practice Opportunities Included
  • Brain Breaks & Movement Breaks Included
  • Requires no copies!
  • Easily presented by a substitute, brand new teacher, or anyone needing a ready-to-go lesson


Before the Lesson:

  • Make sure every student has a pencil and a blank sheet of paper.
  • Students will have opportunities to have discussions with other students. You can have students sitting together in a group or they can sit at their desks and discuss with other students that sit near them.
  • Brain breaks require students to stand and move around the room.
  • Choose whether you want to use the PowerPoint or Google Slides version of the presentation.

During the Lesson:

  • Click through the slides at a pace appropriate for your students.
  • You can read the text out loud or select students to do the reading.
  • During Turn and Talks and written response times, monitor your students to make sure they are on task. You’ll need to decide when it’s time to move on to the next part of the presentation.
  • All students should be engaged during the written response portions.

The presentation slides include 4 icons that will show students when they can raise their hands, discuss their thoughts with a friend, take notes, complete practice problems, and even take a quick brain break. There are very few animations so that the presentation is easy to implement, even if the teacher hasn’t looked over it beforehand.

After the Lesson:

  • Main Idea can be a challenging skill to master. If your students need more practice, consider purchasing our Main Idea Task Cards that will help your students get lots of practice with the skill!

Check out the preview to learn more!

This lesson should be used with 3rd, 4th, or 5th graders, depending on what they’re ready for.

✍️ Here are some specifics about the content included in the lesson:

  • Vocabular
  • Practice finding the topic and main idea of a picture
  • Practice finding the topic and main idea of a paragraph
  • Finding main ideas that aren’t stated implicitly
  • Non-examples

Best for Common Core Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Best for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TEKS:

  • LA.4.6.G, LA.5.6.G, LA.4.9.D.i, LA.5.9.D.i

Check out our other CAT lessons!

  • Understanding Decimals
  • Adding & Subtracting Decimals
  • Decimals on a Number Line
  • Comparing Decimals
  • Comparing Whole Numbers
  • Rounding Numbers
  • Place Value Relationships


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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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71 reviews for NO PREP Main Idea & Supporting Details Lesson Click and Teach Student Presentation

  1. Ellen R.

    I loved this! I had to be ab sent unexpectedly and the substitute was able to use it for the lesson. The kids loved it!

  2. Create With Miss D

    Great!! My students enjoyed this so much!! I would love to purchase more like these.

  3. Kimberly G.

    Great activity for review of main idea for independent station work.

  4. Stacey Smart

    This is a great resource! Thank you

  5. Tales of a 3rd Grade Teacher

    LOVE this resource! Can be student-paced or whole group. Thank you!

  6. Susan S.

    This was the perfect supplement to my lesson with the students! They were engaged and enjoyed it!

  7. Pam’s Place

    Main idea is a topic that is challenging for some students. This resource can be used as a reference for on the spot remediation and review.

  8. Pam’s Place

    Main idea is a topic that is challenging for some students. This resource can be used as a reference for on the spot remediation and review.

  9. Ariane O.


  10. Donna R.

    What a great way to teach main idea and topic! Thank you!

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