Key Ideas Worksheet

Key Ideas Worksheet

How to teach Main Idea

Using Key Ideas Worksheet, students identify the main topic and retell key details while reading a story or informational text.

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

Listen to your teacher read a story to the class. Think about the text and write some key ideas that you heard in the text. Draw a picture of one idea. Then, share your paper with the class.


Other resources to use with this Key Ideas Worksheet

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

Use this Main Idea Hand Graphic Organizer as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this worksheet by reading a short book. Next, ask students what the book was about and how they know.  Then, have students complete the worksheet independently or with a partner. Once finished, have students share out the main idea of their text. Finally, challenge students to share the main idea of the book by completing the sentence starter "This book is about.." using only 5 words!

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