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Teaching Main Idea of Nonfiction Text *3 Different Ways

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.

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main idea and supporting details - the supporting details are "supporting" the main idea by holding it up to make a 3D graphic organizer

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from The Creative Apple Teaching Resources

Teaching Main Idea in the Upper Grades

A 5th grade teacher shares her introductory lesson to main idea, topic sentence, and key details.

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from teachingwithamountainview.com

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

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.

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