Once students catch on to the patterns in English, writing and analysis come so much easier. This PPT file presents the 4 areas of a text in which they can find the Main Idea. This file is written from the reader's perspective. For the same elements from the writer's perspective, go to the TPT store, BrainCandy-StudyGuide and get the 7 Signposts of Structure (lsdfsldfld). Both can be offered as a class-wide presentation or printed out 6 slides per page as an interactive notebook handout.