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

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!

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Finding the Main Idea - Interactive Notebook - 3-Days of Fun Lesson Plans

Finding the main idea in a reading passage is one of the fundamental skills of a reader. That’s why it is essential to give students an opportunity to learn HOW to do just that! This interactive notebook resource is designed to help students practice and master the skill of identifying the main idea in a passage. Students will progress through 3 days of engaging and fun lessons while they showcase their learning with over 20 interactive shapes!


FREEBIE center for identifying main idea and detail. BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE "MAIN IDEA" HEADING ON THE PAGE

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.


16 Reading Strategies to Teach This Year

main idea anchor chart for teaching reading comprehension

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Main Idea Supplemental Activities

This product includes the following:Mystery Sack Main Idea Activity: This works well for small groups or centers. You will need to cut out and laminate each of the 'details' and put them into a sack. Next, the students will look through each sack and try to figure out what is the main idea of the sack.

from The Applicious Teacher

Understanding Theme with Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Helping students understand themes in stories using the classic Halloween story, Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Love this cute pumpkin freebie!