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Main idea and supporting details
Transcript of Main idea and supporting details
from supporting details is
an important skill in both
reading and writing. Main Idea & Details The supporting details are the details that help us understand the main idea. Sometimes the main idea is explicit; sometimes it is implied. Not all information is equally important. Some is more important than the rest. Main Idea & 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 Sentence Topic Sentence All topic sentences are supported by sentences that give details to support 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 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 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 Tornadoes are powerful, twisting windstorms sometimes called twisters or cyclones. Main Idea Read the Passage and Choose the Main Idea Question:
What is the main idea of the passage?
The main idea is the most important information in a text or statement. and Main Idea -determines the most important idea the author is trying to make.
-helps organize the information given in the text.
-helps readers understand the text.
-helps you become a better reader! Example Topic Sentence 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? Main idea is the point
the author is making
about a topic. What is the main idea
of the photo? A. A girl needs to give her dog a bath.
B. A girl loves her dog.
C. A girl eats her dog's food.
D. A girl is giving her 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?
Yesterday was my birthday. When I woke up, I noticed my brother Todd hung up a big sign that said, "Happy Birthday, Joey!" Mom made spaghetti for dinner. It's my favorite food in the whole world. My friend Dave came over and handed me a wrapped gift. I wondered what it was. It was a new basketball! I had a great day. a. Todd had a great birthday.
b. Joey had a great birthday.
c. Todd got lots of gifts.
d. Joey got lots of gifts. 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) Let's learn some more with the help of Annie and Moby.
Click the following link:
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/mainidea/preview.weml Main Idea Detail
Detail Kittens need special care. You have to feed kittens twice a day. They have a lot of energy. You need to play with them often. Kittens will chew on almost anything they find. You have to watch them closely. Example Paragraph A tornado is a powerful, twisting windstorm. -begins high in the air
-giant storm cloud
-people frightened by winds Main Idea Main idea is the point
the author is making
about a topic.