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Main Idea Practice

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Tiffany Mooneyham

on 6 November 2012

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Let's practice finding the main idea! So.... How do I get the main idea again? "Get the Gist" 1. What is the who or what? 2. What is the most important thing the author wants you to remember about the who or what? 3. Combine steps 1&2 into one sentence using 10 words or less. Go ahead and "Get the Gist".... Legends make children dream of princesses riding bare back through fields of fragrant heather. They immortalize noble knights, champions for humanity, who fought tyranny as they raced through a village with sword brandished and banner waving in the afternoon breeze. Legends awaken imagination in the young and spur creativity in the old. The famous and trustworthy story of King Arthur is one of those great legends made famous through repeated telling. According to the stories about King Arthur, he was a man of valor, integrity, and honor in the face of challengers and opposition. He strove to lead all of England down the path of goodness and prosperity without any foolish moves or attacks of cowardice. He supposedly did all of these wonderful things, but as it seems, not one person knows how this legend came to be, and some even debate that he was once alive. A. King Arthur's legends have been inspirational for the old and the young.

B. Legends, like King Arthur, can be inspirational even though we don't know how they began or if they're true.

C. Legends can inspire both the young and the old.

D. King Arthur, he was a man of valor, integrity, and honor. Go ahead and "Get the Gist".... The earliest settlers had come upon the idea of irrigation, which made it possible for the Sumerians to collect and channel the rich silt-laden overflow of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and use it to water and fructify their fields and gardens. To make up for the dearth of minerals and stones, they learned to bake the river clay and mud, the supply of which was practically inexhaustible, into sickles, pots, plates, and jars. In lieu of the scarce building timber, they cut and dried the huge and plentiful marsh reeds, tied them into bundles or plaited them into mats, and with the help of mud-plastering fashioned them into huts and byres. Later, the Sumerians invented the brick mold of shaping and baking the ubiquitous river clay and so had no more building - material problem. A. The Sumerians were imaginative, creative inventors of many things.

B. The Sumerians invented the brick mold of shaping and baking the river clay.

C. The Sumerians used resources from nearby rivers to help them build their community.

D. The Sumerians collected the rich silt-laden overflow of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. "Get the Gist" "Get the Gist" A. The Sumerians were imaginative, creative inventors of many things.
B. The Sumerians invented the brick mold of shaping and baking the river clay.
C. The Sumerians used resources from nearby rivers to help them with build their community.
D. The Sumerians to collected and channeled the rich silt-laden overflow of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Kitty O'Neil wanted to become a stunt person. She performed incredible stunts, such as 100-foot falls. O'Neil has been deaf since birth. She says she can concentrate better than most people who can hear. She is not bothered by the sounds around her. O'Neil believes she is stunt person because of her disability. A. The Sumerians were imaginative, creative inventors of many things.
B. The Sumerians invented the brick mold of shaping and baking the river clay.
C. The Sumerians used resources from nearby rivers to help them with build their community.
D. The Sumerians to collected and channeled the rich silt-laden overflow of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Air plants, such as mosses and lichens, grow on buildings and stones and get their food and water from the air around them. Other plants such as mistletoe get their food and water from the trees they live on. These plants differ from most plants that live and get nutrients from the soil. Kitty O'Neil's disability has helped her with her career. Some plants do not grow in soil. A. The Sumerians were imaginative, creative inventors of many things.
B. The Sumerians invented the brick mold of shaping and baking the river clay.
C. The Sumerians used resources from nearby rivers to help them with build their community.
D. The Sumerians to collected and channeled the rich silt-laden overflow of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Certain types of plants d not live in soil. Dogs have been called our best friends, but they are also good helpers. They can be used in many ways. Some dogs hunt while others guard animals and property. Boxers and German sheperds are trained to lead people who are blind. A dog named Laika was the first animal in space. Dogs are useful to people in many different ways. Read ch. 16 of Things Not Seen You have 30 minutes.
I will set the timer when class starts.
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