Finding the Main Idea Bundle Middle School

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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75 pages
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    Full Finding the Main Idea Bundle


    Provide your students with the steps to find the main idea! Finding the main idea is a tricky skill for middle school students to master. Give your students everything they need to learn the art of finding main ideas and supporting details. These no-prep, print-and-go main idea practice resources will save YOU time and will help your readers develop this important reading skill!

    In this bundled product, you’ll find everything you need to teach this skill to your students! From instructional Slides presentations (over 60 Slides) to reading passages to graphic organizers, you’ll be prepared to up-level your students reading game! 11 high-interest informational passages are included so you don’t have to worry about finding texts! I’ve also included some simplified versions of texts on the same topics to help with differentiation among students!

    These engaging resources are great for introducing this skill for the first time but are also great for review and remediation.

    What's Included:

    • Instructional Slides Presentation (over 60 Slides)
    • Teacher Modeling & Guided Practice
    • Student Practice #1 (four passages)
    • Student Practice #2 (four passages)
    • Student Practice #1A (four simplified passages)
    • Student Practice #2A (four simplified passages)
    • Main Idea & Supporting Details Practice (Shade the Supporting Details)
    • Main Idea & Spot the Faulty Supporting Details (two passages)
    • Non-fiction Informational Article: “The Tasmanian Devil: A Nation’s Icon”
    • Finding the Main Idea Graphic Organizer (Can be used with any text!)
    • BONUS: Steps to Find the Main Idea Anchor Chart (color)
    • BONUS: Steps to Find the Main Idea Anchor Chart (black line)
    • BONUS: Student Handout: Steps to Find the Main Idea
    Total Pages
    75 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    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.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.


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