10 GREAT Activities to Teach Main Idea and Details
The main idea is defined as the central point or big picture of a story or informational text. The details are those statements that support (go along
Free Digital Graphic Organizers for Grades 3-5
Teaching reading online and need some digital reading resources? This post shares FREE digital graphic organizers for reading.
Main Idea Mentor Texts: Fiction and Nonfiction Picture Books
Teaching Main Idea and need a strong mentor text to help? I have gathered six of my favorite fiction & nonfiction mentor texts for you to check out!
5 Reasons to Use Reading Centers in Upper Elementary (Free Reading Center Included) - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
This post explores the benefits of using reading centers in upper elementary and includes a free reading center.
Conversations from the Classroom: Using Scavenger Hunts to Teach Main Idea and Supporting Details
Teaching Main Idea and Supporting Details can be tough! Find out how online Scavenger Hunts can help students better understand this topic while having fun!
Free Digital Exit Slips for Any Lesson - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Free digital exit slips to use with any lesson! Use these digital exit tickets to see what your students have learned and have them self-reflect.
Teaching Reading Virtually - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Are you teaching reading virtually and looking for ideas and strategies? This post shares one way to structure your weekly digital reading instruction.
Main Idea Activities
Puzzles are not just for primary grades or math. These main idea puzzles will not only allow your students to practice 4th/5th grade level main idea skills, but they will also be engaged with the novel format.Note: This main idea activity now includes DIGITAL reading puzzles as well as printable one...
Digital Main Idea Activities for 4th & 5th
Main idea is always a tricky concept for students to grasp! Distance learning makes it even more challenging. This set of fourth and fifth grade digital main idea activities can make it easier - and more fun! The printable versions are included for in-person teaching.
Teaching Main Idea of Non-Fiction Texts
Main idea is always a challenging concept for students to grasp, but main idea of non-fiction texts is even more difficult. Check out these three different ways to teach main idea in upper elementary!
Main Idea and Details
This is a culmination of my own anchor charts, plus the best anchor charts that I could find online. This is a great place to find effective charts that get to the heart of what you are teaching in workshop. If you have a favorite chart that you'd like to add, please contact me! Also, if I have not properly given credit for an anchor chart, let me know so that I can fix it.
Free 4th and 5th Grade Reading Activities - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Need reading resources to supplement your reading instruction? Click through to get several FREE 4th and 5th grade reading activities and centers.
A 5th grade teacher shares her introductory lesson to main idea, topic sentence, and key details.
Follow this fifth grade teacher as she gives step-by-step directions on how to introduce, practice, and master identifying multiple main ideas for a single text while identifying supporting details.
FREE Reading Skills Feedback Bank for Grades 4-5 - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Save time grading + give your students effective feedback with this FREE reading skills feedback bank for 4th & 5th grade.
Nonfiction Main Idea - Teaching with a Mountain View
Are you looking for a new an exciting way to have your students work on identifying main idea in nonfiction texts? This is a super low-prep activity that I’ve had great success with for years! Have extra Time for Kids or Scholastic News pages cluttering your room? I have the perfect activity for you! (and ... Read more
Teaching Main Idea of Nonfiction Text *3 Different Ways*
Teaching main idea in grades 4-5 can be tricky. Read three ways to teach main idea on this post, with main idea anchor charts.