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Identifying the Main Idea

Reading in English

Low Int
Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students learn how to identify the main idea in a short text. They learn clues, tips, and a helpful formula to find the main idea. This lesson includes vocabulary review practice, comprehension, and assessment.

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Focus

academic
reading
non-fiction
fiction
paragraphs
main idea
topic sentence
details

Vocabulary

main idea
topic
clue
supporting details
summarize
A spinning paper plane
A spinning paper plane