Category Archives: Graphic Organizers

Main Idea-Graphic Organizer

I teach my kids the “hand” to find the main idea in a passage/story/etc. (got this idea from somewhere on the internet). They have to answer the following questions to figure out the main idea: WHO-DID WHAT-WHEN-WHERE-WHY

We use a “hand” graphic organizer to help us complete this information. I have made a big “hand” for them to use as a visual (I’ll post a picture soon), and I found this “hand” graphic organizer on

Graphic Organizers

I ran across this teacher’s website, and she has a multitude of graphic organizers that can be used for reading comprehension. She made them available in PDF or word format. Hope you can use them!