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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.
This graphic organizer for main idea and five details uses the outline of a hand to show how the details branch off the main idea.
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.
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.
Write the main idea on the robot's body. The write details on its arms and legs.
Write your main idea and details on this hamburger graphic organizer. Great for teaching writing with opening and closing sentences. (If you'd like a version without lines, please click the lang/alt button below.)
Here's a different version of the hamburger organizer. Write your main idea on the top bun, your closing sentence on the bottom bun. Details are written in the middle of the hamburger.

Main Idea
Reading

Read each paragraph and find the main idea.
2nd through 4th Grades
Read three paragraphs and identify the main ideas.
2nd through 4th Grades
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