Fishbone Graphic Organizer


How to teach Main Idea

Using this Fishbone Graphic Organizer, students organize details as they independently read to determine the main idea.

Being able determine the main idea of a text helps your students build their reading comprehension. This worksheet will help your students organize their thought as they read.

Students can fill in this graphic organizer with details as they read to determine the main idea.

Other resources to use with this Fishbone Graphic Organizer

If you are using this graphic organizer, your students are probably learning about main idea.

Use this Main Idea Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this worksheet by reviewing how to find the main idea of a text. Ask students to help you figure out the difference between an important and interesting detail. Create an anchor chart with your students as a resource to help them identify the main idea. Then, have students complete worksheet independently or with a partner as they read. Once finished, have students share out the main idea of their text.

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