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main idea and supporting details

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By: Hugo, Colin Main Idea and Supporting Details A main idea is more than a topic. It makes a statement about a topic, for example: the topic of a newspaper article is public libraries help increase literacy. The author must develop the main idea with details such as the following Main Idea Details that tell you more about the main idea. Supporting details make your main idea stronger! Supporting Deatils Every story or paragraph has a main idea.
The main idea tells you what the story is about.
The main idea maybe the lesson learned or moral of a story.
The main idea is the most important part of a story or paragraph. More Main Idea What is the main idea of the passage?
Remember main idea is what the story is about. Questions Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in North America. It is on the Niagara River halfway between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Niagara Falls is located on the American and Canadian border. The American Falls is 167 feet high. On the Canadian side, the Horseshoe Falls is 161 feet high. Read the Passage and Choose the Main Idea The Statue of Liberty is visited by thousands of people every year. The Statue of Liberty is a 151 foot statue of woman holding a book and a torch. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France. It has become the universal symbol for freedom. Choose the Main Idea of this Passage Answer Main Idea: Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in North America. What is the main idea of this passage?

What was the passage about? Question Main Idea:
The Statue of Liberty is visited by thousands of people every year Answer 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 Supporting Details in this Passage
What are the supporting details of this passage?
Remember supporting details describe the main idea. Question 1-The 363 mile canal connected Albany and New York for the first time.
2-The canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York State.
3-The canal made a way for goods to be transported cheaply and quickly. Answer Our stories would not make sense if they did not include a main idea with supporting details.
You will need to be able to select the main idea and the supporting details from everything you read. Review
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