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Many students struggle with finding the central idea of a passage. Some students confuse the central idea with the summary, while others just can’t seem to understand what it is. Now that the Common Core State Standards have been implemented in most schools, it is imperative that students are able to identify the central idea and supporting details in a passage.
To help students find the main idea, consider the acronym, T.H.I.E.V.E.S!
*Every sentence (look at)
*So what’s it about?
This detailed Central Idea lesson includes: