How to find the main idea and supporting details - reading skills for beginners
Help students learn how to find the main idea and supporting details in a text with this fun, engaging animation. Visit http://www.flexliteracy.com to learn ...
Time Capsules and Main Idea
PHEW! Today was my first day back with my kiddos! Luckily it went reallllly well! I was very surprised how not-stressed I was. I haven't m...
Using Animated Shorts to Teach Main Idea | Book Units Teacher
If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your main idea and details lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. This post contains the animated short film…
Main Idea Activity
For upper elementary students, main idea is an important skill, but it can be difficult for some students to master. When students are able to determine the main idea of a text and identify details to support the main idea, it helps them remember important information and better understand what they are reading. Because of the difficulty that many students have with identifying main idea, much practice is needed throughout the school year. After initially teaching main idea and details early…
Main Idea Freebie!
Main idea is a difficult concept for students to grasp. Before having students identify the main idea within text, have students determine the main idea of a group of words. Then, have students determine what supporting detail does not support the main idea of a paragraph. For more main idea prac...
Teaching Main Idea So Students Actually Understand
Teaching main idea and supporting details to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students was always a frustrating experience because it is such a confusing and difficult skill. Nothing I taught seemed to have an effect on my students - either they understood it without my help or they didn't understand no matter what I did or said. The curriculum my
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Many students struggle to find the main idea of a passage. Students tend to confuse the main idea with the summary, while others just can't seem to grasp the concept. Here are a few tips, ideas, and a
5 Fail-Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea | A Love of Teaching
5 Fail-Proof Ways to help you teach students how to identify the main idea & the supporting details of a passage, short story...
Read Alouds for Teaching Main Idea | Mentor Texts for Reading - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Check out this post for main idea mentor texts and read alouds for teaching main idea. The post also includes tips for introducing and teaching main idea to upper elementary students.
Free Main Idea and Details Slideshow
Main Idea and details - free slideshow to use in your 3rd grade or 4th grade classroom. Has students practice a variety of main idea skills, including finding a detail that doesn't support the main idea!
Main Idea Task Cards
Main idea can be a tricky concept to teach, but these task cards make it so much easier. They are differentiated with 2 sets of cards (with main idea stated in topic sentence and main idea implied) and 2 answer sheet choices (multiple choice or open response) so that you can meet the needs of all your learners. High-interest passages written by a published children's author. Best selling main idea product on TpT!