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How many times are students asked to identify the main idea in a reading passage? You would think that they would be masters at finding the main the idea by now. However, many students still struggle with identifying the main idea and supporting details in their reading (and many teachers are in search of engaging ways to teach students how to find the main idea).
That’s where this Main Idea Mini-Unit comes in. Filled with main idea passages, engaging worksheets, and graphic organizers for finding the main idea and details, this unit will help students become strong readers!
This mini-unit provides numerous opportunities to develop the skill of finding the main idea. Each lesson starts with a fun and engaging activity - Tri-Bond Centers, Building a Main Idea House, and a Cooperative Main Idea Paragraph Activity. Direct instruction on how to find the main idea and supporting details in passages further develop students’ reading comprehension skills. Five original reading passages also help students practice their skills and develop their confidence.
Great News! The student packet is also available as a Google Slides resource for students. In addition to the PDF version, students can complete the packet pages via a file sharing service such as Google Drive, Google Classroom, or in the internet “cloud.” The digital version of the packet is accessible from any computer and allows students to complete their work online.
* FYI: The anticipatory set activities that accompany each lesson are in a digital format. They will still need to be printed for students due to the hands-on and interactive nature of the activities.
This detailed Main Idea mini-unit includes:
Have you seen this super fun companion resource? It's a Finding the Main Idea Doodle and Do Mini-Unit - Doodle Note Pages and Learning Activities!
FYI: This unit is included in BUNDLES. You can check them out here:
--- Reading Comprehension Skills - 3 Mini-Units Bundle - Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, and Making Predictions
--- Reading Comprehension Skills - 6 Mini-Units SUPER BUNDLE! - Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context Clues, Sequencing, and Cause and Effect
---Reading Comprehension Skills - MEGA BUNDLE! 9 Mini-Units! Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context Clues, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, Fact & Opinion and Author’s Purpose
--- Reading Comprehension Skills - ULTIMATE BUNDLE - 12 Mini-Units! Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context Clues, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, Fact & Opinion, Author's Purpose, Summarizing, Point of View, and Compare & Contrast
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