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)

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 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.

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

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

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.

A New Way to Teach Main Idea - It's All Connected! {Teacher Idea Factory}

I don't know about you, but Main Idea is a tough one to teach to kiddos. My file on this concept has remained super skinny and I have alwa.

Teaching main idea and supporting details with a paper bag. (Model first, ie stuff to make brownies.  Then students create own in groups or solo providing clues for others to guess their main idea. This can be done with other classmates or present to younger class). Hey I actually do this but with stuff to clean your teeth with :)

I Teach. What's your super power?: Main Idea and Supporting Details + Surviving the End of the Year Students create their own main idea bag.

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.

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

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.

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