"The ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive." - The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Sure. Reading for the main idea isn't exactly the same thing, but when you rev your reading comprehension engines just a bit, you'll get more of that "mentally alive" feeling that Malcolm X was talking about. It's hard to get excited about something you can't comprehend!
Teachers, here are some main idea worksheets to help your students on their paths to literacy. Students - savvy middle schoolers and above - take a peek at these main idea worksheets to get a feel for one of the kinds of questions you'll see on your next reading comprehension exam.
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