Check out this simple three step graphic organizer. Starting with a brainstorm web in which students jot down ideas related to a topic, students will then transition to narrowing their focus down to three main ideas followed by the final step of identifying the main idea writing prompt requiring supporting details to rationalize that choice. This is a great way to push students to identify the main idea of a reading, jot down their ideas, and narrow their focus for writing. It can easily be adapted for a variety of purposes. Be sure to check out my other graphic organizer templates as well!