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Reading Skills: Main Idea for Middle School Students
These sites focus on the reading comprehension skills of identifying the main idea and supporting details of a text and are geared for middle school-aged students. There are lesson plans, online quizzes, and printable worksheets for practicing reading comprehension skills. Includes a link to eThemes Resource: Reading Skills: Main Idea and Supporting Details.
Choose from among a number of graphic organizers specifically tailored to exploring the main idea and supporting details of a piece of writing; includes organizers for: paragraph structure, persuasive arguments, star diagrams, circle diagrams, square diagrams, flower petal diagrams, oval diagrams, and fishbone diagrams.
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These task cards assist middle school students with basic reading tasks, such as main idea; patterns of organization; character & plot development; point of view; setting, conflict resolution, tone, validity & accuracy of information; cause/effect; vocabulary/context clues; compare/contrast; organization, interpretation & synthesis of information; and author's purpose/point of view.
This 20-page PDF includes activities for the following reading strategies: use of graphic organizers, identifying the main idea, context clues, visualization, high interest reading survey, timed reading races, summarizing/synthesizing and more.
These sites focus on the reading comprehension skills of finding main ideas and supporting details. There are lesson plans, online quizzes, and printable worksheets for practicing reading comprehension skills. There are links to eThemes Resources on Teaching Tips: Reading Comprehension Strategies, Reading Skills: Context Clues, Reading Skills: Sight Words, Reading Skills: Inference for Elementary School Students, and Reading Strategies for Elementary Students.