This Main Idea packet has everything you need to teach strategies on finding the Main Idea of a nonfiction paragraph. It is following the gradual release model where teacher models and gradually releases the responsibility to individual students.
All you need to do is purchase the package, print the lesson plan and graphic organizer, and print the poster/anchor chart as a poster.
Teacher will also need to make copies of the organizer for each student and each student pair and each student small group.
My 3rd grade students were struggling with finding the main idea until I used this lesson and organizer. I actually used the lesson 3 days in a row but substituted different passages/paragraphs.
I hope you enjoy!