Fishbone for Main Ideas and Details

A key reading comprehension skill is the ability to identify the main idea and supporting details used in a passage of informational text. Here's a template that encourages young readers to practice this skill. They list the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a passage as well as the main idea. 

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Classroom Considerations

  • Consider demonstrating how to use the template with a passage from a text under study
Pros

  •  The template can be used with any text in any subject area.
Cons

  • No model is included