For some students, the challenge of understanding content often results in failure. In particular, many students have difficulty understanding the main ideas in what they read, especially when they have to read between the lines. In response to this challenge, some low performing students have acquired and use specific learning strategies to become successful despite their knowledge and skill deficits. This book provides step by step instructions for teachers to use The Main Idea Strategy. See accompanying student practice materials (ISBN 978-0-578-07233-3). Valuable for classroom use, tutoring programs, or home schooling. For elementary, middle, high school or adult literacy students.