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Main idea and supporting details

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Transcript of Main idea and supporting details

Supporting details
-Distinguish main ideas
from supporting details is
an essential skill in both
reading and writing.
Main Idea.. Details..
The main idea is the most important information or concept in a text or statement.
Sometimes the main idea is explicit; sometimes it is implied.
Not all information is equally important. Some clearly is more important than the rest.
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Main Idea
Supporting details
Supporting
details
Supporting details
The Topic Sentence is usually the first sentence of the paragraph. It gives the reader an idea of what the paragraph is going to be about
Topic Sentences
Topic Sentence
Regardless, all Topic Sentence are supported by sentences that give details to develop the Main Idea
EXAMPLE PARAGRAPH..
A tornado is a powerful, twisting windstorm. It begins high in the air, as part of a giant storm cloud. People who have watched a tornado’s winds reach down from the sky have said it’s the most frightening thing they have ever seen. In some parts of the United States, these windstorms are called twisters or cyclones.
A tornado is a powerful, twisting windstorm.
It begins high in the air, as
part of a giant storm cloud
. People who have watched a tornado’s winds reach down from the sky have said
it’s the most frightening thing they have ever seen
. In some parts of the United States,
these windstorms are called twisters or cyclones.
EXAMPLE PARAGRAPH...
EXAMPLE PARAGRAPH...
Tornado is
powerful, twisting
windstorm
Frightening
Also called
twister
or cyclone
Part of giant
storm cloud
Tornadoes are frightening, powerful, twisting windstorms sometimes called twisters or cyclones that start in giant storm clouds.
summary
Read the Passage and Choose the Main Idea
Question:
What is the main idea of the passage?
Read the Letter and Choose the Main Idea

What is the main idea of this Letter
The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods in the 1800’s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York.
Find the main idea and Supporting Details
Fill the graphic
The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods
he 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time
Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York.
When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State.
Possible Answer:
A. Main Idea: Lake Erie changed the way people moved goods

B. Supporting Details:
-The 363 mile canal connected Albany and New York for the first time.
-The canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York State.
-The canal made a way for goods to be transported cheaply and quickly
Question:
Main Idea and supporting details.
According to a back pain relief report, most of the people suffering from back pain have no idea how to relief their pain. Some use heat, others ice. Others sleep on the floor, others put pillows underneath their legs. Back pain relief techniques vary. But thanks to this report, people suffering form back pain finally know what to do.
The solar system is made up of all the planets orbit our Sun.
In addition to planets, the Solar System also has moons, comets, asteroids, minor planets, dust and gas. However, the Solar System is made up of over 100 worlds that are every bit as fascinating. Some of these minor planets, and moons are actually larger than the planet Mercury!

The supporting details are the details that help us understand the main idea
and
Main Idea
-to determine the most important points the author is trying to make.
-to gain full understanding of the text.
-helps organize the content/story line given in the text.
-helps you become a better reader!
The main Idea and supporting
details are like a
hamburger...
Michael Jordan is a talented athlete.
Most of us know him for his basketball
skills. He was also once a professional
baseball player. Another sport he played
was golf. Michael Jordan used his
atheltic talents to play three professional
sports.
Example
Always look at the FIRST sentence
and the LAST sentence.

If the Main Idea is not there, it will
be in the rest of the passage.
Which sentence support this main idea?
Read the following texts and give them a title
Title
... Title
Main idea is the point
the author is making
about a topic.
Main idea is the point
the author is making
about a topic.
What is the main idea
of the photo?
What is the main idea
of the photo?
A.A boy needs to give his dog a bath
B. A boy loves his dog
C. A boy eating his dog
D. A boy is giving his dog away
What is the main idea
of the photo?
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
Why should you find the
main idea of a story?

Baseball's world Series

The World Series baseball championship has been played since 1903. There are 30 professional teams in the US and Canada. They are divided into two leagues: the American League and the National League.
The champions form each league play each other in the World Series. The New York Yankees have won the Series 26 times. This is more than any other team. No organization has named the World Series as a 'world championship' event. However, sports fans still call it the 'world championship of basketball'.
a. The World Series baseball championship.
b. World champion New York Yankees.
c. How to win a baseball championship game
d. international championship winning teams.
Dear Editor,
Many people in the Hellrup neighborhood drive to fast. The speed limit says 30 miles per hour, but I think people drive 60 or 65. This is very dangerous. My friends and I can't ride our bikes safely. The speeding cars come around corners too fast. We have to get off the road to get out of their way. My friend Max broke his arm because he tried to avoid a car. Sometimes drivers run the stop signs. I have to wait on every car, even if I already stopped at my stop sign. I can't be sure the cars will stop for the signs. Some don't even slow down. There are big holes on the road also. These need to be fixed. They might not bother cars, but they sure can mess up a bicycle. I wish the city would take care of these problems.
Thank you,
Anna Smith
a. The speed limit in the neighborhoods should be under 30.
b. Drivers run stop signs in the Hellrup neighborhood.
c. Max broke his arm when he tried to avoid a car.
d. The neighborhood is a a dangerous place for people to ride bikes
Dolphins are smart animals.




a. Dolphins look like sharks
b whales and dolphins are both mammals
c. Dolphins can learn to do new tricks quickly
d. you can see dolphins swim from ships

* remember a good supporting sentence adds details to the main idea (It supports the main idea)
Lets do some more practice with the help of Tim and Moby?

Click the following link:
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/mainidea/
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/supportingdetailsl.cfm

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/suppoertingdetailsp2.cfm

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/mainideap2.cfm

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/mainideap3.cfm
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