have just finished reading a short story to your teacher.
“Good reading!” she says. “What is the main idea?” You reply,
teacher says, “Yes, what is the main idea of the story you
If you were stumped then about the main idea, or if you
have EVER been
stumped by that question, here is an idea that can really help
main idea is the
main reason that the story was written.
I’m sure you can tell me the main reason for
lots of things...without even reading! Try it!
You know the
reason for going
to school is to
learn! It may be
true that you have new pencils, and the school lunches are
good. Even if these things are true, the main idea for coming
to school is to learn.|
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