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Main Idea/Details-Mini Lesson

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Kimberley Hays

on 4 October 2013

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Transcript of Main Idea/Details-Mini Lesson

Main Idea

&
Details

It's important to look for
MAIN IDEAS
when we read.
1. is the
most important idea
in a paragraph
A Main Idea...
Supporting Details
There are many fun things to do at the beach. Swimming is one thing that can be done at the beach. Snorkeling is another thing that can be enjoyed. Playing beach volleyball can be a lot of fun. It is also fun to look for shells. Some people simply like to sunbathe.
Let's Practice!
Why?
What is a
Main Idea
?
2. tells what the paragraph is
all about
1. tell you
more
about the
main idea
by explaining or describing it
2. help you
better understand
the main idea
1. What is the
main idea
?
3. can be found at the
beginning or

end
of the paragraph
4. is
not always a sentence

from the paragraph
Example
The rain forest is home to many creatures.

Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Blue Morpho butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest.
Main idea!
But, what do we call all those
other sentences
in the paragraph?
Example
The rain forest is home to many creatures.
Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Blue Morpho butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest.
How
do

these
details

explain

the main idea
?
What are they describing?
2. Name some
supporting details
that show
there are many things to do at the beach!
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