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Find the Main Idea Anchor Chart

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

A poster highlighting how to find the main idea when reading a piece of text.

Display this poster when learning about the different comprehension strategies and how to find the main idea.

Information on the poster includes:

The main idea of a text is the most important point that the author is making about the topic.
The details are the key points that support the main idea.

To find the main idea when you are reading, you can:

  • read the title and look at the cover for clues
  • think about and identify the important information
  • look for repeated words, pictures, information, themes or ideas
  • ask yourself, “What is the text mostly about?”

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