Main Idea | Award Winning Main Idea and Supporting Details Teaching Video | What is Main Idea?

Main Idea | This video demonstrates finding the topic, main idea, and supporting details in paragraphs. Video imagery and voice-over combine to show students how good readers locate these essential components of basic comprehension. The video goes a step further in explaining and demonstrating the responsibility of the writer to support the main idea with clear supporting details, eliminating extraneous information that detracts from the focus of writing.