Skill library: Main Idea
Welcome to the Storyworks Skill Library! Use the slideshow below to introduce what the main idea is to your students. Then have them practice the skill on a story of their choice with our guided interactive activity.
Essential Question: How can finding the main idea help you better remember what you’ve read?
Top stories for teaching
INFOGRAPHIC Potbellied Pigs: The Perfect Pets? Here’s why you should take one home today!
DEBATE Is TikTok Good for Kids? Jade is begging her parents to let her make videos with this app. They say it’s a bad idea. Who’s right?
NONFICTION Out of the Burning Darkness A 14-year-old boy. A dangerous coal mine. And a horrific accident that would change America forever.
PAIRED TEXTS My Life Without Hair An illness took away Ariah’s hair—and her confidence. Here’s how she found it again.
PAIRED TEXTS How Pizza Conquered America Frank Mastro helped turn an Italian dish into an American classic. So why have you never heard of him?
NONFICTION Disaster in Space The incredible true story of three astronauts fighting for survival 240,000 miles from Earth.