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Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story Worksheet
This main idea worksheet guides your child through reading comprehension practice. Download today to get started!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Fox and the Crow
The Fox and the Crow
Worksheet
The Fox and the Crow
Stories are a fantastic way to teach kids important life lessons. This reading comprehension worksheet uses the classic Aesop’s fable—The Fox and the Crow—to get your students thinking about the central lesson of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that teaches kids the value of hard work. Kids will focus on comprehension and predictions in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story
Main Idea of a Story
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story
Finding the main idea of a story is a fundamental reading comprehension skill. Help your child tackle reading with this beginner's worksheet!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension Practice Test
Reading Comprehension Practice Test
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension Practice Test
What's the main idea? Help your child review reading comprehension questions like this with this at-home practice test.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Theme
Finding the Theme
Worksheet
Finding the Theme
Use this reading comprehension resource to help your students identify the theme of a story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story webs organize a story into one main idea and several details. Help your second grader read the story, then analyze it using the story web.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Lion and the Mouse Fable
The Lion and the Mouse Fable
Worksheet
The Lion and the Mouse Fable
Want to help your young readers learn to discern the central message or lesson of fictional stories? Have your students read this short version of the classic fable of the "Lion and the Mouse" by Aesop to practice determining the moral.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Crow and the Jug
The Crow and the Jug
Worksheet
The Crow and the Jug
Short stories, such as The Crow and the Jug, make great reading comprehension tools. Use this short Aesop’s fable to get your second graders thinking about central lessons and morals.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Ideas and Details
Main Ideas and Details
Lesson Plan
Main Ideas and Details
Take your students to a magical place by having them read stories such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "Rumpelstiltskin." They can read these magical stories and figure out the main idea and details in them!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Panchatantra: "The Gold-Giving Snake"
Panchatantra: "The Gold-Giving Snake"
Worksheet
Panchatantra: "The Gold-Giving Snake"
What if you met a snake who could make you rich? Enjoy one of the classic Panchatantra stories, animal fables from India that have a moral lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's the Moral?
What's the Moral?
Lesson Plan
What's the Moral?
This lesson focuses on the comprehension of fables and folktales in order to identify a moral or lesson. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Finding the Moral lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Poetry Themes
Poetry Themes
Lesson Plan
Poetry Themes
Encourage your students to translate their understanding of theme to poetry. In this lesson, students will evaluate the theme of poems by sketching pictures and citing text evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Be a Text Detective
Be a Text Detective
Workbook
Be a Text Detective
Take reading a piece and a clue at a time to help your child improve his reading skills. Ask and answer questions like who, what, where, when and why, about details, key info and using text evidence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Determining the Theme of a Poem
Determining the Theme of a Poem
Lesson Plan
Determining the Theme of a Poem
Give your class a deeper understanding of theme with this art and poetry-focused lesson plan about theme. By the end of the lesson, students will understand what theme is and how to determine theme in a piece of writing, such as a poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
There’s No I in Theme-work!
There’s No I in Theme-work!
Lesson Plan
There’s No I in Theme-work!
That’s right! The theme applies to everyone! Use this interactive lesson to teach your students how to find the theme of a fictional text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Lesson Plan
Close Reading Through Word Choice
Every great reader and writer knows that syntax matters. During this lesson, students will use the close reading strategy to focus on word choice, and use their understanding of syntax to develop theories about patterns in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Use this camping-themed Reader’s Theater Script to engage your students as they practice reading fluently. Then challenge them with reading comprehension questions about the characters and events.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Figuring Out the Theme
Figuring Out the Theme
Lesson Plan
Figuring Out the Theme
Most stories have a message for the reader! Help students determine a story's theme so that kids are prepared to compare stories with similar themes. Use this on its own or as support to the lesson Head to Head Fiction Reflections.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
I Can Find the Main Idea
I Can Find the Main Idea
Lesson Plan
I Can Find the Main Idea
This flowery lesson has students filling in daisy-shaped graphic organizers with story details. Your young readers will love improving their comprehension skills with this lesson's creative activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fairy Tale Lessons: Tortoise and the Hare
Fairy Tale Lessons: Tortoise and the Hare
Worksheet
Fairy Tale Lessons: Tortoise and the Hare
Fairy tales are a great way to engage your students in reading! Help them determine the central message of the classic story, The Tortoise and the Hare, with this fun reading comprehension worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Think About Theme
Think About Theme
Worksheet
Think About Theme
What's the main idea? Help kids learn how to determine theme with this comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Traits
Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Character Traits
What makes a character special? Their traits, of course. With help from The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg, students will enjoy completing character maps and learning about different character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sorting & Describing Books
Sorting & Describing Books
Lesson Plan
Sorting & Describing Books
In this lesson, students will look at picture clues to determine the topic of texts. ELs will build vocabulary and language skills by working with partners to discuss and represent texts using drawings.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan