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Main Idea

Steps to finding the Main Idea:  1.  Ask yourself what is the selection mostly about?  2.  Look at the title.  3.  Look at the pictures.  4.  Sometimes the main idea is stated in the first or last sentence.  5.  Look for clue words that are used repeatedly. 

Watch and sing along to this fun "Main Idea" song.

Review what we learned in class using this Powerpoint.  Even the character's names (initials) may help you remember Main Idea and Supporting Details! 

Test yourself by choosing the main idea of the paragraphs on Quia. 

 

Summarizing:

Read this informational article, "Got Poison?" from National Geographic Explorer, and summarize using the strategies we've learned, such as the 5 Ws and H (who, what, where, when, why, and how).