Teaching main idea

Discover effective strategies to help your students grasp the concept of main idea. Engage and inspire your learners with these creative approaches to teaching main idea.
Are you looking for new ways to teach main idea to your upper elementary students? These main idea strategies are a fun way to help students identify the main idea. In this post, I share two main idea activities. Students can play a main idea game show which is a fun whole class game to practice the main idea. Students get to read a comprehension passage and then answer main idea questions. It is a ton of fun and can be played during readers workshop, Daily 5 or as an early finishers activity. Workshop, Daily 5, Play, Teaching Main Idea, Teaching Nonfiction, Teaching Reading, Early Finishers Activities, Comprehension Passage, Education Math

Are you looking for new ways to teach main idea to your upper elementary students? These main idea strategies are a fun way to help students identify the main idea. In this post, I share two main idea activities. Students can play a main idea game show which is a fun whole class game to practice the main idea. Students get to read a comprehension passage and then answer main idea questions. It is a ton of fun and can be played during readers workshop, Daily 5 or as an early finishers…

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Fun in 5th Grade | Upper Elementary Resources
English, Workshop, Teaching Main Idea 2nd Grade, Teaching Main Idea, Teaching Third Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Reading, Teaching Third Grade Reading, Main Idea Third Grade, Teaching Writing

This main idea and details sentence sort activity is a great way to get students thinking about HOW details support a main idea. Using a main idea and details graphic organizer, students will sort the sentences and they will use higher-order thinking skills as they justify their answer.

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Faith Ramey
Anchor Charts, 2nd Grade Reading, Teaching Main Idea, Early Literacy Activities, First Grade Resources, Literacy Strategies, Literacy Lessons, First Grade Lessons, Learning Activities

How do you feel when you hear the words main idea or main topic? Do you cringe or do you get excited? If I’m being honest, I used to completely tense up when this unit was up next because it’s a HARD concept for students. Not only was it really difficult for students to understand […]

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melissa martinez
Ideas, Teaching Main Idea, Comprehension Activities, Teaching Reading, Math Lessons, Elementary Reading, Teaching Ideas, 3rd Grade Reading, Nonfiction Main Idea

When I teach one of reading’s key concepts, finding the main idea using informational text, I like to start off the unit with something really fun…kind of like how I sometimes eat my dessert first and dinner afterward…It just makes good sense to hook the kids into whatever concept you’re teaching by making it fun! […]

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Heather Mullins