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 can be so tricky. Read this post to learn about three different ways this fifth grade teacher teaches main idea of informational text.

Main Idea Anchor Chart- Teaching Main Idea and Main Topic- Blog Post written to study the ELA standard that focuses on main idea/main topic and key details. Find hands on tips and activities to make teaching this informational standard easier.

Main Idea Anchor Chart- Teaching Main Idea and Main Topic- Blog Post written to study the ELA standard that focuses on main idea/main topic and key details. Find hands on tips and activities to make teaching this informational standard easier.

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).

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).

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.

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.

I love this fun activity for teaching main idea and supporting details. It's concrete and that is awesome!

I love this fun activity for teaching main idea and supporting details. It's concrete and that is awesome!

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