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Main Idea

  1. 1. Recognizing the Main Idea By: Miss Gordon
  2. 2. What is a Main Idea? A paragraph has 2 main parts: 1) The main idea expressed in topic sentence. 2)Additional sentences providing supporting details.
  3. 3. Instructions: Students will be broken up into groups and take turns identifying the main idea from the paragraph. There will be 20 seconds to decide on the answer. The student has the first 10 seconds to find the answer on his own and then the next 10 seconds with help from his/her teammates (if needed). The teacher will notify you when the time is up. The teacher will then select the answer. Correct answers are +1 point and incorrect answers are -1 point. The group with the most points at the end of the game wins.
  4. 4. a). Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. b). Blue Morpho butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest. c). The rain forest is home to many creatures. The rain forest is home to many creatures. Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Blue Morpho butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest. http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/weblessons/gettheidea/default.htm#page2 What is the main idea?
  5. 5. sorry OOPS! TRY AGAIN.
  6. 6. CORRECT
  7. 7. . Let’s Practice! Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer. Soccer players learn how to dribble and pass the ball. They also learn how to control the ball so they can eventually score. Most importantly, soccer players learn how to work together with their teammates. a). They learn how to control the ball. b). Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer. c). They learn to work together. d). Soccer players learn how to dribble and pass. http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/weblessons/gettheidea/default.htm#page4
  8. 8. sorry OOPS! TRY AGAIN.
  9. 9. CORRECT
  10. 10. Beach Fun! There are many fun things to do at the beach. Swimming is one thing that can be done at the beach. Snorkeling is another thing that can be enjoyed. Playing beach volleyball can be a lot of fun. It is also fun to look for shells. Some people simply like to sunbathe. http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/weblessons/gettheidea/default.htm#page5 a). Some people simply like to sunbathe. b). Snorkeling is another thing that can be enjoyed. c). There are many fun things to do at the beach. d). Playing beach volleyball can be a lot of fun.
  11. 11. sorry OOPS! TRY AGAIN.
  12. 12. CORRECT
  13. 13. Benjamin Franklin loved to write.  When he was twenty-two, he set up his own printing shop and started a newspaper.  He also printed a book called Poor Richard’s Almanac .  It had funny stories, information about the weather, and wise sayings. http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/mainideap2.cfm a). Benjamin Franklin loved to write stories and books. b). Benjamin Franklin worked very hard when he was young.   c). Benjamin Franklin knew a lot about the weather.   d). Benjamin Franklin was very poor.
  14. 14. sorry OOPS! TRY AGAIN.
  15. 15. CORRECT
  16. 16. Cockroaches Despite the hatred that most people feel toward cockroaches, they do help humans in several ways. For example, they are perfect experimental animals and are used for scientific research in the laboratory. Breeding them is easy, for they thrive under almost any conditions. In studies on nutrition and food, cockroaches are good subjects because they will eat any kind of food. They can be used to study heart disease, and cancer researchers work with roaches because they grow cancerous tumors like those that are found in humans. http://vclass.mtsac.edu/amla-51/Main%20Idea/Mainidea.htm a). People hate cockroaches. b). Cockroaches will eat any kind of food. C). Researchers can use them to study heart disease and cancer. d). Cockroaches help humans in several ways.
  17. 17. sorry OOPS! TRY AGAIN.
  18. 18. CORRECT
  19. 19. The End!

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