Main Idea Graphic Organizer
This tool will help your students identify a nonfiction topic, main idea and the key details that support the main idea.
Many students confuse a topic (example: Tigers) with a main idea (example: Tigers are endangered.). This graphic organizer will help them distinguish between the two concepts, as well as collect key details from the text that support their main idea.
Use this graphic organizer consistently, and I am confident that you will see an improvement in your students' understanding of main idea.