The Dia Idea

To teach main idea, have one student come up with a main idea and allow others to give details that support it.

Make it into a hands on experience by having the students stand in a line holding name tags 🏷😬👍🏽As shown in the picture!
(The tags should say: The Main Idea & Supporting Detail One, Two, and Three; a total of Four/Five cards)

Be sure to have the card with The Main Idea be a different color from the cards withe supporting details.


The student with the main idea stands at the front of the line, while the others (supporting details) stand behind in order.

Have each student share by stating what they are.

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