Main idea is hard and boring! Why not teach it using pictures, videos, and written texts?
This is a slide show to teach main idea to your students. The slide show starts by using pictures, then moves to paragraphs (with multiple choice answers) and then moves to videos. (There are 3 pictures, 2 paragraphs and 4 high interest videos).
Each example starts by asking students to identify who or what the text is about, then identify the most important information. Students then go on to create a main idea statement.
A graphic organizer is included with this purchase.
My students were so engaged with this slide show. They never complained once when working through it!
Video links were tested on November 23, 2015