This 5 page packet begins by briefly explaining what "main idea" is. It includes some teacher/student practice to do as a class as well as 2 practice passages. Also, the last 2 pages include an article with a graphic organizer. You can customize the graphic organizer to fit any article or non-fiction piece you wish to use. I found this to be helpful in class, as many students have a hard time determining the main idea of a passage. I teach them to look at the title for a clue.