Reading Minis


Improving Comprehension: Finding an Implied Main Idea


This lesson will help your students analyze details in a text to determine an unstated main idea. It includes brief instruction on determining implied main ideas, a model, practice determining the implied main idea of a passage, and a multiple-choice assessment of students’ understanding of the reading skill and their ability to apply it.

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Product Description

Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

More Information

This lesson is one of six lessons on improving comprehension. For additional instruction on improving comprehension, see the following lessons: Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea & Supporting Details, Retelling (or Paraphrasing), Fact and Opinion, and Author’s Purpose.


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