Teaching main idea

These nine main idea strategies will help your students successfully master this important reading skill. The Teacher Next Door shares her favorite main idea strategies for teachers of upper elementary students.

9 Strategies You Should be Using to Teach Main Idea

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 of Nonfiction Text *3 Different Ways

I tackled teaching main idea of nonfiction text this week. Throughout the entire week we focused on finding the main idea through a variety of strategies.

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

Great for teaching main idea/details. Give each group a bag to figure out what their main idea would be (ex: baking a cake). Includes a graphic organizer to fill in the main idea of the bag and the supporting details (ex: eggs)

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

Ideas for teaching main idea and supporting details so that students actually understand - includes free main idea printables

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea So That Students Understand

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea So That Students Understand (A Love of Teaching)

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Teach Main Idea So That Students Understand

Teaching main idea and detail is hard but with this fun, interactive, and hands-on lesson it will get stuck in their head! This main idea activity will have your kiddos talking for days. There is also a FREEBIE!

Main Idea and Detail with Dirt Pudding {& a Freebie}

One thing I have learned is that every reading skill needs to have a super fun and engaging lesson to go with it. If the students are doi.

Using a Puzzle to Teach Main Idea and Details

Teaching main idea and details can be a difficult concept for younger students to grasp. Two years ago, I found this great idea of using a p.

Teaching Main Idea in First Grade! Fan FREEBIE

Ideas for inquiry-based teaching and implementing the PYP. Math and literacy resources for the primary classroom.

These are some of my favorite books for teaching students main idea, details, and theme! Head on over to the post to read about how I use them in my first grade classroom.

Books to Teach Main Idea and Theme

These are some of my favorite books for teaching students main idea, details, and theme! Head on over to the post to read about how I use them in my first grade classroom.

The Night I Followed the Dog- Great book to teach Main Idea & Supporting Details, as well as Sequencing Events! (link includes lesson plan). CUTE, CUTE BOOK!!!

plcwest - Second Grade Main Idea Lesson can also go with sequence (prob. Not for story map, depends if there is particular order for rising action)

Theme & Main Idea. Teach kids to learn the difference between the two, and they will FINALLY understand how they both function in books!

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

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