This item is based on Kelly Gallagher's "'Most Valuable Idea' Form" found in Deeper Reading. This handout calls for students to identify what the most valuable idea, or main idea, is from any piece of text. The chart included allows student to attach any artifact that illustrates or demonstrates the most valuable idea. Students could either write in
an excerpt from the text or paste something there. This handout also requires students to apply the most valuable idea to their current lives. They have to be able to tell why the main idea is still valuable in today's society.