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Main Idea

What are Main Idea Worksheets?

Main idea worksheets help students distinguish the importance and relevance of a topic and its various details.

Why are they important and how are they best used?

Do your students lose sight of the forest for the trees? Use main idea worksheets to give students structured representations of a hierarchy of meaning. Main idea worksheets can be used as brainstorming tools or analyses of reading passages and more. These worksheets help students categorize information and get them ready for more advanced writing.

Main Idea Templates

To make main idea worksheets, click the "Use this Template" button below. Once you're in the Storyboard Creator, click on each of the elements on the template to change them to fit your needs. When you're done, hit save and follow the instructions. You can print off your worksheet from the next screen, or it will be saved to your account.

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•   (English) Main Idea and Details   •   (Español) Plantillas de Hoja de Trabajo de Idea Principal   •   (Français) Modèles de Feuille de Calcul D'idée Principale   •   (Deutsch) Hauptarbeitsblatt-Vorlagen   •   (Italiana) Modelli di Foglio di Lavoro Delle Idee Principali   •   (Nederlands) Sjablonen Voor Sjablonen Voor het Belangrijkste Idee   •   (Português) Principais Modelos de Planilha de Ideias   •   (עברית) ראשי רעיונות תבנית עבודה   •   (العَرَبِيَّة) قوالب ورقة عمل فكرة الرئيسية   •   (हिन्दी) मुख्य आइडिया वर्कशीट टेम्पलेट्स   •   (ру́сский язы́к) Шаблоны Основных Идей   •   (Dansk) Hoved Idé Arbejdsskabeloner   •   (Svenska) Huvudidé Arbetsmallar   •   (Suomi) Main Idea Worksheet -mallit   •   (Norsk) Hovedideens Regnearkmaler   •   (Türkçe) Ana Fikir Çalışma Sayfası Şablonları   •   (Polski) Szablony Główne Arkusza Roboczego Idea   •   (Româna) Șabloane Principale de Idei de Lucru   •   (Ceština) Hlavní Šablony Šablon   •   (Slovenský) Hlavné Šablóny Šablóny Nápadov   •   (Magyar) Fő Ötlet Munkalap Sablonok   •   (Hrvatski) Predlošci Radnih Listova za Glavnu Ideju   •   (български) Основни Шаблони за Работен Лист за Идеи   •   (Lietuvos) Pagrindinės Idėjos Darbo Lapų Šablonai   •   (Slovenščina) Predloge Delovnega Lista Glavne Ideje   •   (Latvijas) Galvenās Idejas Darba Lapas Veidnes   •   (eesti) Peamised Ideed Töölehe Mallid