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Main Idea Prezi

Learn about how to find main idea in paragraphs!

joseph sedita

on 2 August 2010

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Main Idea What idea is being presented? Details = Evidence Topic + Statement Cheetahs Fast Runners + What idea are they trying to get across? Can appear anywhere in the passage! How or why are they fast runners? Small, sleek head Light body weight for maximum speed Flexible spine for long strides Long, flat tail for high speed cornering What group do these belong to? You need to be able to classify ideas. Main Idea = Cheetahs are fast runners. light-weight body flexible spine small head flat tail Is it a detail? flat tail small head flexible spine light-weight body 2 + ? = 4 = Vegetables! Or a more general idea? Cheetahs are fast runners. School bullies have been around as long as there have been schools. Studies reveal several reasons why some children become bullies. Research shows that certain combinations of size and personality may be one factor. Bigger, more aggressive children are more likely to dominate their smaller, quieter peers. Another factor linked to bullying is overexposure to violent television programs. By the time the average American child is ten years old, he or she has watched thousands of acts of violence, including assault and murder. Such exposure can lead to aggression and violence. Finally, exposure to real violence is a factor in bullying. Studies indicate that victims of bullies often turn into bullies themselves. Whether abused by family members or tormented by other kids, bullies typically learn their behavior from others. Look closely into the eyes of a bully, and you may be looking into the eyes of a former victim. Reasons why children become bullies. A certain combination of size and personality may be a factor. Exposure to real violence is a factor in bullying. Bullies typically learn their behavior from others. detail detail detail Another factor is exposure to violent television programs. Seemingly stressed point? Details + Main Idea = Paragraph (Topic + Statement)
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