MAIN IDEABYTRACI STUARTAdapted by Miss Rebeca
Main Idea• What is it?• How do we find it?• How do we remember it?• Let’s try it.
What is main idea?• Main idea tells what a story is mostlyabout.• When looking for main idea we mustthink of what FINALLY ...
How do we find the mainidea?• Let’s use our hands!
How do we find the mainidea?• The thumb stands for who.• The who of a story is very important,without knowing who the stor...
How do we find the mainidea?• The pointer finger stands for didwhat.• What did the main character finallydo?
How do we find the mainidea?• The middle finger stands for where.• Where did the main character do it?
How do we find the mainidea?• The ring finger stands for when.• When did the main character do it?
How do we find the mainidea?• The pinky stands for why.• Why did the main character do it?
How do we remember mainidea?• Remembering is easy!!!• Just look at your fingers.• Thumb - Who?• Pointer - Did what?• Middl...
Let’s try it!!• Using the book Too Many Tamales andour five fingers let’s find the mainidea.• Remember to think about the ...
Too Many Tamales•Who?•Maria andhercousins.
Too Many Tamales•Did what?• Ate all thetamales.
Too Many Tamales•Where?• In thekitchen.
Too Many Tamales•When?• OnChristmasday.
Too Many Tamales•Why?• To try tofindMaria’smother’sring.
Too Many Tamales• Using all the information, write onesentence that tells the main idea ofthe story.• Maria and her cousin...
Fair Use Guidelines• Certain materials are included under thefair use exemption of the U.S.Copyright Lawand have been prep...
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  1. 1. MAIN IDEABYTRACI STUARTAdapted by Miss Rebeca
  2. 2. Main Idea• What is it?• How do we find it?• How do we remember it?• Let’s try it.
  3. 3. What is main idea?• Main idea tells what a story is mostlyabout.• When looking for main idea we mustthink of what FINALLY happened inthe story.
  4. 4. How do we find the mainidea?• Let’s use our hands!
  5. 5. How do we find the mainidea?• The thumb stands for who.• The who of a story is very important,without knowing who the story isabout we can’t find the main idea.
  6. 6. How do we find the mainidea?• The pointer finger stands for didwhat.• What did the main character finallydo?
  7. 7. How do we find the mainidea?• The middle finger stands for where.• Where did the main character do it?
  8. 8. How do we find the mainidea?• The ring finger stands for when.• When did the main character do it?
  9. 9. How do we find the mainidea?• The pinky stands for why.• Why did the main character do it?
  10. 10. How do we remember mainidea?• Remembering is easy!!!• Just look at your fingers.• Thumb - Who?• Pointer - Did what?• Middle finger - Where?• Ring finger - When?• Pinky - Why?
  11. 11. Let’s try it!!• Using the book Too Many Tamales andour five fingers let’s find the mainidea.• Remember to think about the wordFINALLY.• What finally happened in the story?
  12. 12. Too Many Tamales•Who?•Maria andhercousins.
  13. 13. Too Many Tamales•Did what?• Ate all thetamales.
  14. 14. Too Many Tamales•Where?• In thekitchen.
  15. 15. Too Many Tamales•When?• OnChristmasday.
  16. 16. Too Many Tamales•Why?• To try tofindMaria’smother’sring.
  17. 17. Too Many Tamales• Using all the information, write onesentence that tells the main idea ofthe story.• Maria and her cousins ate all thetamales on Christmas, in thekitchen, because she was tryingto find her mother’s ring that shehad lost.
  18. 18. Fair Use Guidelines• Certain materials are included under thefair use exemption of the U.S.Copyright Lawand have been prepared according to theeducational fair use guidelines.

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