A simple visual organizer for a complex topic! Main idea was always so tricky for my 1st graders so I created this umbrella visual to help them grasp the concept. The small details found in the book are recorded under the umbrella, then students ask, "what do all these facts/details teach me about?" and record the main idea in the umbrella! Designed for non fiction but I've easily used it for fiction texts as well. Enjoy!