Scoop an Idea with the Support of a Cone


Be a Teacher serving ice cream!

Do you need a cone to support you ice cream scoops?

*Your class is struggling with understanding how main ideas are supported by details.  When you enter the classroom provide the students with fun activities and videos to make them excited to learn.




1: Watch these two videos about main idea:


 2: Create your main idea cones and the scoops

Build an ice cream cone.  The cone is the main idea and the scoops are supporting details.



You will need scissors, glue, crayons, paper, and cone and scoop worksheets. 





Quiz provided on Flocabulary: Maine Idea


I hope all of you have had fun building your ice cream cones. Isn't neat to be able to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.


Flocabulary: Main Idea

Brainpop: Main Idea

Teacher Pay Teachers: (Craftivity) Main Idea 

Teacher Page

This is an exciting activity for fourth graders to learn the relationship between an main text and a supporting text.  One use is a creative project.  Another use is for students to learn how to create through using their comprehension of understanding a text they have read.

Charlee Haynes


Standard: ELAGSE4RF4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

a. Ask questions to understand main topics student chose or read to  and further discus the supporting details written on the scoops.

b.Provide students with project materials.

c. Have students share their completed projects.

d. Ask questions to determine why the scoop (supporting details)  where placed on top of their cone (main idea).