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The Main Idea
Transcript of The Main Idea
Main Idea: Soccer is a worldwide sport. is the primary concept or essential point of a passage.
The Topic is a simple idea that the author is trying to say something about. The Main Idea is what the author is trying to say about it.
Supporting details describe and explain the main idea. They support what the author is trying to say about the topic. The Main Idea Over 200 countries play the sport. Over 250 million people, both men and women, play soccer. The sport has been part of the Olympic games from 1900 to 1928 and from 1936 to today. Soccer is known in some countries as football. It is a popular sport across the world, with over 200
countries playing the sport. It is estimated that over 250 million people, both men and women, play
soccer. The sport has been part of the Olympic games from 1900 to 1928 and from 1936 to today. The Main Idea A. Soccer is important at the Olympics.
B. Soccer is a worldwide sport.
C. Soccer is also called football.
D. Soccer is played by men and women. B. Soccer is a worldwide sport Supporting Details What's the Big Idea? Topic
Supporting Details Good Questions to Ask Yourself! *who or what is the paragraph about?
*why is the author writing?
*who or what did what?
*what is being said about the topic? Topic - noun Main Idea - something being said *about* that noun In a paragraph, be able to identify Supporting Details are specific pieces of information
all say something about the topic
all support the main idea
help you better understand the main idea Where can you find the main idea? In the beginning
In the middle
At the end
Is it there at all?