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Main Idea Worksheets

What’s the gist? Can you tell me what that piece was about? Sum it up for me! All of these are different ways of asking students to find the main idea of a text. Use these worksheets to help students learn to find the main idea of both fiction and non-fiction texts using a variety of strategies.

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