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Print graphic organizers and reading comprehension paragraphs for teaching students about main idea.

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Main Idea
Graphic Organizers

Basic Web: Main Idea & Details Free

Write your main idea in the center of the web and include four details. Includes writing space for students to write a paragraph.

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Advanced Web Member

This web includes space for a main idea, topics, and details.

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Flower Organizer (No Lines) Member

This graphic organizer is a picture of a flower. Write the main idea in the center and details on each petal. This version does not include lines for writing.

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Flower Organizer (With Lines) Member

This graphic organizer is a picture of a flower. Write the main idea in the center and details on each petal. This version has lines for writing.

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Robot Organizer Member

Write the main idea on the robot's body. The write details on its arms and legs.

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Hamburger Organizer (no lines) Member

Write your main idea and details on this hamburger graphic organizer. Great for teaching writing with opening and closing sentences. This version does not have lines for writing.

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Hamburger Organizer (with lines) Member

Write your main idea on the top bun, your closing sentence on the bottom bun. Details are written in the middle of the hamburger. This version has lines for writing.

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Reading

Main Idea: Comprehension 1 Member

Read each paragraph and choose the main idea of each.

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Main Idea: Comprehension 2 Member

Read three paragraphs and identify the main ideas.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets has reading comprehension worksheets for all elementary school grades.

Graphic Organizers

Print all different types of graphic organizers, including hamburger writing charts, timelines, Venn diagrams, t-charts, writing webs, and more.

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