Main Idea






  • 1. Identifying the key words of a sentence
  • 2. Identifying key words or topic of a paragraph
  • 3. Identifying the topic sentence of a paragraph
  • 4. Recognizing an explicitly stated main idea of a paragraph
  • 5. Inferring the main idea of a paragraph
  • 6. Recognize relationships among main ideas in related paragraphs in longer selections
  • 7. Inferring relationships among main ideas in related paragraphs in longer selections


Main Idea Worksheets