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Main Idea Anchor Chart. This will be on the wall in the classroom to ...


I love this fun activity for teaching main idea and supporting details. It's concrete and that is awesome!

from Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Teaching Main Idea of Nonfiction Text *3 Different Ways

Teaching main idea can be so tricky. Read this post to learn about three different ways this fifth grade teacher teaches main idea of informational text.


Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Free Main Idea vs. Theme Sort! Determining the main idea of a story is tricky, but throw in theme, and things get even more muddled. Help your students see the difference between theme and main idea with this free and quick sort.

Main Idea Freebie from Common Core Crunch - May

from The Creative Apple Teaching Resources

Teaching Main Idea in the Upper Grades

A 5th grade teacher shares her introductory lesson to main idea, topic sentence, and key details.


Using a Puzzle to Teach Main Idea and Details


main idea and supporting details - what a great idea to show that you need details to make the main idea supported!


Free printable - Students must group words based on similar topics - a great introduction to teaching main idea.


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