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Main Idea

Guided practice presentation on Main Idea

Nakita Manigault

on 14 February 2013

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Images from Shutterstock.com Where is it? Do you see it? Can you find it? Main Idea What's the Main Idea? Main idea helps readers understand what the story is mainly about. Look at the Title. Step 2: Step 3: Details are pieces of information found in a passage that support, or help the Main Idea.
As you read identify important and unimportant details.
Important details best support the Main Idea. Look at the first or last sentence.
Sometimes the main idea is stated in the first or last sentence of the passage. Step 4 Step 5: Look for clue words that are used repeatedly. Here are a few steps to identifying the main idea in a passage. Step 1: Ask yourself, What is the story mainly about?
Think about how the sentences relate to one another.
Is there something common, or similar between all of them? But, read the ENTIRE passage to find out the main idea. Don't just stop at the first few sentences if there is more to read. Pay close attention to boldfaced or underlined words. Guided Reading Agenda 4-1.1 Analyze the details that support the expression of main idea in a given literary text. Bell Ringer It is very easy to grow seedlings. First, fill seed pots with finely sifted potting mix. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep, one seed to a pot. Keep the pots in a warm, bright place to avoid tall, spindly seedlings, which do not transplant well. Keep the soil moist but not soaked. Spraying the top of the soil with a spray bottle works well. In three or four days, seedlings will sprout. When these seedlings have several leaves, they are ready to be planted outdoors.
What's the Main Idea?
A. How to grow seedlings.
B. How to fill pots with soil.
C. How to pick good pots.
D. How to water plants. The title usually gives you a clue about the main idea. The main idea is the main point or what the passage is mostly about.
Main Idea can be explained in one or two sentences.
The main idea does not include every detail. Early Finishers:
Read an A.R. Book and take a test.
Review your notes. Independent Practice Strategies:
1. Read the passage carefully.
2. Read the Question.
3. Re-read the passage.
4. Underline important details.
5. Prove your answer.
6. CHECK YOUR WORK! Bell Ringer "What's the Main Idea?"
Reading Vocabulary
Anticipatory Set- "Fishing for Headlines?" (Main Idea)
Note Taking - Prezi Presentation (Main Idea)
Guided Practice-Main Idea
Independent Practice-I've got the Main idea in my hand. (Main Idea)
Review and Closure Let's try a few PASS like practice questions
The Earth's crust is made of rock. You can find rocks on the mountains and in the oceans. Thousands of different types of rocks have been found on Earth. Rocks are always changing. Wind and water can change the way a rock looks. They can also carry rocks away. Then the tiny pieces gather in a lake or ocean. There, they harden and turn into rock again.

Which sentence from the passage above best states the main idea?

A. Then the tiny pieces gather in a lake or ocean.
B. They can also carry rocks away.
C. There, they harden and turn into rock again.
D. The Earth's crust is made of rock. Here's another... You can be safe around water if you follow a few simple rules. Learn to swim, and always swim with a friend. It's more fun, and having a friend with you is just plain smart! Make sure to obey the rules and lifeguards. Rules for the pool are there to protect you. Lifeguards make sure you follow the rules to help you stay safe, not to ruin your fun. Make sure a lifeguard or an adult can see you at all times, just in case you need help.

This Paragraph is mostly about
A. becoming a lifeguard.
B. swimming with friends.
C. running around the pool.
D. being safe at the pool.
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