Main idea can be a tricky skill for students to master and students need to practice it several times. This resource is a flipbook for teaching and practicing how to determine the main idea of nonfiction texts.
The flipbook contains a page for each of the following:
What Is Main Idea?- Provides a definition of main idea and shares two strategies for finding the main idea
Supporting Details - Provides a definition of supporting details and types of supporting details
Determining Main Idea – Provides a short text for the students to determine the main idea by using key words
Identifying Supporting Details – Provides a short text with a given main idea and the students will underline the supporting details of the main idea
You Try It! #1 – Provides a short text for the students to determine the main idea and how the author demonstrated the main idea
You Try It! #2 – Provides a short text for the students to determine the main idea and underline the sentence that best states the main idea of the text
Click the links below to see my other Reading Flipbooks:
Reading Review Flipbooks for Literature and Informational Text
Determining Theme Flipbook
Point of View Flipbook
Making Inferences Flipbook
The students will cut out each piece of the flipbook (seven total pieces) and assemble it as shown in the PDF resource.
I have included two printable versions of this flipbook. Version A has all seven pieces on three pages. Each student gets three pages. The other version would allow the teacher to print the sections on different colored paper.
The possibilities for use of this resources are numerous. Here are a few ideas:
•Mini Check Ins or Assessments
Need more resources for Main Idea and Supporting Details?
Click here to see my Main Idea Supplemental Resource with passages, graphic organizers, and task cards.Click here to see Main Idea Centers with multi-paragraph passages.Click here to see Main Idea Reading Spinner Centers.
Click here to see Main Idea Reading Puzzles.
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