This is a story I created to teach my 4th graders that the main idea, central idea, and big idea were the same thing. It is a couple Main and Central and they have a little boy named Big. (Which the kids find funny because he is so little) It explains how they met and became a family. It also has clever connections to finding the main idea. For example, all the details in Paragraphia came out to support Main in his run for Mayor. My students loved and were begging me to write more stories about the Idea family.