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Main Idea

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Main Idea and Supporting Details contains Mini Posters, a Lap Book, Games, and Printables.

Main Idea and Supporting Details includes:

• Mini posters with definitions, rules, and information

• Foldable organizers help students learn rules and strategies for finding answers to main ideas and supporting details questions. (Two to three versions of each organizer are provided; one with blanks for students to write their own sentences; one with the sentences provided but with blank spaces for students to write in key words; and one with the answers provided. The third copy of the organizer may be used as an answer key, for differentiated instruction, for students who were absent during instruction, or if you wish for the students to have the sentences already completed.)

Activity 1 ~ Finding the Main Ideas and Details in Pictures

Activity 2 ~ Finding the Main Idea in Aesop’s Fables

Activity 3 ~ Sorting Sentences by Topic then Sequencing to form Paragraphs

Activity 4 ~ Building a Paragraph Game

Activity 5 ~ Main Idea in Songs


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Total Pages
128 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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