Main Idea and Supporting Details

This Main Idea and Supporting Details graphic organizer also includes:

What's the big idea? A short reading passage describes for learners how to identify the main idea of a passage and distinguish the details that support this idea. Templates for nonfiction or expository text, as well as fiction or narrative text, are included in the packet. The final template models for writers how to create an essay outline using information collect on other graphic organizers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collect a series of grade-appropriate articles to use for direct instruction and guided practice

  • Nine different templates are included in the packet

  • No sample articles for direct instruction or guided practice are included in the packet