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Finding the Main Idea

Grade Levels
1st - 5th
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Enjoy this wonderful unit introducing students to finding the main idea of a picture or passage and supporting the main idea with details.

Included in this unit:

Pages 3-6: Main Idea Posters

Pages 7-11: Main idea ice cream sort

Pages 12-16: Finding the main idea worksheets

Pages 17-20: Keys for worksheets

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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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