Reading Comprehension

The Main Idea: part 1

Reading comprehension, Inference and Analysis, ELA K-2, ELA Kindergarten

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Reading Comprehension

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Overview                 

The main idea is the most important thing about a picture or story.

Download our What is the picture about? reading comprehension practice activity below.

Look at the picture. What is happening in the picture? Pick the main idea. What else is happening in the picture? Describe the details. What do you think happened before? What do you think will happen after?



Common Core alignment: 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

The main idea EXAMPLE

two cats stealing cookies

The image shows two cats stealing cookies. 
This is the main idea.

Activities

Sample Pack

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Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. 

This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!

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