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Indentifying the #MainIdea

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Erin Wedereit

on 17 October 2013

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Identifying the #MainIdea

Using #hashtags to identify the #mainideas
Creating #hashtags that emphasize the main idea of a sentence or paragraph is a tool to clearly see the important facts.

After you have identified the main ideas of a text, you will be able to create sentences using your own words.
Tweet Out the Door!
Pick your favorite sentence. Write it out completely! Be sure to include you #hashtags
A main idea is important information that tells more about the overall idea of a paragraph or section of a text. #keyconcepts #important #purpose
What is a Main Idea?
What is a #hashtag?

A hashtag is used on social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and is a word or phrase beginning with # and used to identify messages on a specific topic. #mainidea #extrathoughts
It's Your Turn!
#ready #set #waitfordirections
Hashtags can be used as a tool to help identify the main ideas of a text.

Step 1: Read the sentence. Pay close attention to the key ideas and purpose of the sentence.

Step 2: Choose which ideas you think are the most important. Highlight the words you chose.

Step 3: The highlighted words will be your hashtags. Write them down.

Step 4; Your hashtags represent the main ideas of the sentence. Using the #hashtags create a new sentence or sentences that rewrites the main ideas that are highlighted.

Think back to President Obama's Twitter page? What were his #hashtags? Why were they important?
ELACC6-8WHST2:1. ELACC6-8WHST2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures, or technical processes.
b. Developing the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

2. SS6H7: The student will explain conflict and change in Europe to the 21st Century
a. Describe major developments following World War I: the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, worldwide depression, and the rise of Nazism.
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