Main Idea and Supporting Details
Pupils identify main idea and supporting details from a short reading selection using a two-column note taking process. In this literacy lesson, students work in groups of three to four, then compare their papers with the other groups' papers.
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I Can Identify a Nonfiction Writer's Main Idea and Supporting Examples
Use this page to quickly identify the central idea of a text and organize ideas for writing an informational or explanatory text. The worksheet is split into two parts. In the first part, pupils note down the main idea and supporting...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Find the Main Idea
What's the difference between the main idea of a text and the topic? Take kids through the process of literary analysis with a presentation about finding the main idea and supporting details. Additionally, it guides learners through...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Way to Analyze Paragraphs to Figure Out the Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
Shrink up a section by asking pupils to write down the main idea for each of seven paragraphs. There is a space provided for each main idea. When students have completed this portion, they write down what they think to be the central...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Find the Main Idea: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
An excerpt from Willa Cather's O Pioneer's! provides learners with practice in finding the main idea and supporting details in a narrative. As readers record the bleak details on the included graphic organizer, they can conclude that...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Collect Evidence to Support an Idea
In order to support an idea, writers must use evidence. Your class members can prepare their evidence with this basic worksheet. Writers note down the topic they are learning about and their own idea. Next, they come up with information...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comprehension Strategies: Identifying Main Idea and Supporting Details
Need a quick reading comprehension lesson on how to determine the main idea of a passage? This resource details a short lecture and a guided practice exercise that shows readers how to identify the main idea and supporting ideas in a...
9th English Language Arts
Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Get your learners to think about the structure of writing with this activity concerning main ideas and supporting details. Each class member selects a story to read and fills out a graphic organizer listing the main idea and details in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts