Main Idea – Short Texts

‘Main Idea-Short Texts’ helps kids who have trouble with reading comprehension.

Identifying the main idea is a key part of reading comprehension as it allows you to figure out ‘what a text is about’.

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‘Main Idea – Short Texts’ is targeted to children in Grades 2-5 who can read the words (decode), but don’t understand what they read. Beginning readers in earlier grades can also benefit from the targeted skill development.

‘Main Idea – Short Texts’ teaches learners how to identify the main idea of a paragraph. The skill is built incrementally using visual guides.

Key Benefits:

– Builds comprehension skills step-by-step until mastery.

– Incremental learning. New levels are unlocked only when your child is ready.

– Errorless learning for less frustration. Your child will always be guided to the correct answer.

– Fun and engaging Reward Center to increase motivation.

– Easy parental review. Just check out the stars to see how your child is doing.

– Content designed by professional teachers and researchers.

– Advanced levels include timers to ensure fluency. Research shows fluency in the foundation skills is critical to reading comprehension.

– Can be used independently (just hand it over: your child will know what to do!) or with a therapist/parent for reading intervention.

– Provides extensive reporting for up to 10 students to suit the needs of parents, teachers, and therapists.

‘Main Idea –  Short Texts’ follows on from ‘Main Idea – Sentences’.