Help your students determine the main idea of a selection or write their own. This interactive SMARTboard is both a lesson in finding the main idea and a practice activity. Beginning with the lesson works well for either introduction or remediation of finding the main idea. Then move to the activity of 10 different selections that require the students to choose the correct main idea. The practice activity can be used for discussion, practice, or even take a grade on this as classwork. Fiction; NonFiction; and even poems are used. Graphics are fun. Great for test prep. MUST have SMART Notebook to download and use this lesson.