FREE..Main Idea Freebie! Reading, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core 2nd, 3rd, 4th Worksheets, Activities, Printables..Main idea is a difficult concept for students to grasp. Before having students identify the main idea within text, have students determine the main idea of a group of words. Then, have students determine what supporting detail does not support the main idea of a paragraph. Common Core Standards RI.2.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2
The Common Core State Standards require that students be able to recount stories and determine their central message, lesson, moral, or theme. Using the 9 main themes identified in my own classrom, I have created a quick and easy worksheet for students to use when determining theme and responding to literature!