Main Idea Worksheets

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

Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the common core icon Common Core.

Main Idea
Graphic Organizers
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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This web includes space for a main idea, topics, and details.
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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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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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Write the main idea on the robot's body. The write details on its arms and legs.
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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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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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Main Idea
Reading
Read each paragraph and find the main idea.
2nd through 4th Grades
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English and Spanish Versions Available
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Read three paragraphs and identify the main ideas.
2nd through 4th Grades
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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.