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Main idea review 4

  1. 1. Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details
  2. 2. Topic and Main Idea <ul><li>Every story or paragraph has an umbrella topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Every story or paragraph has a main idea. </li></ul><ul><li>The main idea tells you what the story is about. </li></ul><ul><li>The main idea is the most important part of a story or paragraph. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Supporting Details <ul><li>The supporting details are the things that describe the main idea. </li></ul><ul><li>These supporting details make the main idea stronger. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topic
  5. 5. Topic The topic is the general subject of a selection. The topic can often lead you to the author’s main point about a selection.
  6. 6. Topic general idea Main Idea = Author’s main point
  7. 7. Topic general idea Main Idea = Author’s main point The author’s main point is supported by details such as reasons and examples that back up the main idea. These are called supporting details .
  8. 8. Topic general idea Main Idea = Author’s main point D E T A I L D E T A I L D E T A I L D E T A I L
  9. 9. Topic: Pets Main Idea Caring for your pet W A T E R F O O D S H O T S G R O O M I N G
  10. 10. Topic: Pets Main Idea Choosing the right pet C A T S D O G S B I R D S H A M S T E R S
  11. 11. TOPIC Main Idea Supporting details Supporting details Supporting details Supporting details
  12. 12. TOPIC Pets Main Idea: Hunting Dogs Best Breeds Field Training Care of your hunting dog Field trials for your hunting dog
  13. 15. Main Idea Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details
  14. 16. Dogs Companion dogs today History of dogs Working dogs
  15. 17. Read the Passage and Choose the Main Idea <ul><li>Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in North America. It is on the Niagara River halfway between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Niagara Falls is located on the American and Canadian border. The American Falls is 167 feet high. On the Canadian side, the Horseshoe Falls is 161 feet high. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Read the Passage and Choose the Main Idea <ul><li>Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in North America. It is on the Niagara River halfway between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Niagara Falls is located on the American and Canadian border. The American Falls is 167 feet high. On the Canadian side, the Horseshoe Falls is 161 feet high. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Choose the Main Idea of this Passage <ul><li>The Statue of Liberty is visited by thousands of people every year. The Statue of Liberty is a 151 foot statue of woman holding a book and a torch. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France. It has become the universal symbol for freedom. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Choose the Main Idea of this Passage <ul><li>The Statue of Liberty is visited by thousands of people every year. The Statue of Liberty is a 151 foot statue of woman holding a book and a torch. It was a gift of friendship from the people of France. It has become the universal symbol for freedom. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Find the Main Idea of this Passage <ul><li>The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods in the 1800’s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York. </li></ul>
  20. 22. Find the Main Idea of this Passage <ul><li>The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods in the 1800’s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York. </li></ul>
  21. 23. What are the supporting details of this Passage? <ul><li>The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods in the 1800’s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York. </li></ul>
  22. 24. Find the Supporting Details of this Passage <ul><li>The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods in the 1800’s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York. </li></ul>
  23. 25. Find the Main Idea of this Passage <ul><li>The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods in the 1800’s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York. </li></ul>
  24. 26. Find the Main Idea of this Passage <ul><li>The Erie Canal changed the way people moved goods in the 1800’s. The 363 mile canal connected Albany, New York to Lake Erie in Buffalo for the first time. When the Canal opened in 1825, building supplies and goods could be transported quickly and cheaply across New York State. Canal boats pulled by mules carried people and supplies across New York. </li></ul>
  25. 27. Review <ul><li>Our stories would not make sense if they did not include a main idea with supporting details. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to be able to select the main idea and the supporting details from everything you read. </li></ul>

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