How to Find the Main Idea of a Text

Finding the “Main Idea”is one the most important skills a reader must have. Without this skill, a reader cannot understand what the text is mainly about.

There are various places in the text which tell us about its main idea. Watch these two videos to find out WHAT a main idea is and HOW to find it in your text.

Once you are done, answer the questions that follow.


  1. What is the meaning of “main idea” of a text?
  2. Name some areas of a text where the main idea is found.
  3. List the ways in which you can find the main idea of a text.

Hope you learnt something new.

I am eager to see your findings.
Happy learning!

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