Identifying the Main Idea in Fiction

Discovering the main idea in fiction is like uncovering buried treasure; one must persevere to locate it, and the reward is priceless. Scholars delve deep into leveled stories using three questions to aid in identifying the main idea. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Direct learners to keep the main idea lesson's sticky-notes in their interactive notebook to reference at a later time 
  • Instruct learners to find the main idea of their independent reading book on a regular basis to reinforce comprehension 
Classroom Considerations

  • If bringing in edible treats, take classroom allergies into consideration 
Pros

  • Provides tactile representation of the concept—main idea 
  • May be used alongside any literature class members are currently reading 
Cons

  • None