3rd Grade Reading - Main Idea Lesson
When you read, try to identify the main points the author is trying to make—this is the main idea. Then, try to find the details the author uses to add more information about the main idea.
Dear Mom and Dad,
I know you don't think I should get a kitten, but I think I should. I know I didn't take very good care of my goldfish. I was too young to take care of a pet back then.
Now that I am older, I am ready to do all the work to take care of the kitten. I will feed it. I will clean out its litter box. I will even help pay for its food with my allowance. I hope you will at least think about it.