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Stated Main Idea A stated main idea is what the passage is about. A stated main idea includes one sentence that supports all the details, it can be anywhere, and it’s also a specific sentence that covers everything.

Stated Main Idea Details

Implied Main Idea An implied main idea gives you details but doesn’t plainly say it. It’s not a sentence, and it’s not stated. It takes all the details and forms a conclusion.


Detail Detail

Major Supporting Details It’s what supports the main idea. You can have more than one. You can have a major without a minor.

Minor Supporting Details It’s what supports the topic and the subject. It always relates back to the story. You have to have a major supporting detail. For Example: Topic A.) Major Detail 1.) Minor Detail B.) Major Detail C.) Major Detail

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