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GED Prep Exercises: What’s the Main Idea?

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GED Prep Exercises: What’s the Main Idea?

  1. 1. What’s The Main Idea?
  2. 2. The students had fun on their field trip. They visited Lee Turkey Farm. They were able to tour the farm and see the turkeys. They also got to explore the corn maze. Afterwards, they ate a picnic lunch on the grass and played with their friends. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  3. 3. The students had fun on their field trip. They visited Lee Turkey Farm. They were able to tour the farm and see the turkeys. They also got to explore the corn maze. Afterwards, they ate a picnic lunch on the grass and played with their friends. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Answer: The students had fun on their field trip. The main idea is directly stated in the first sentence (it is very common for the first sentence of paragraph to state the main idea of that paragraph). The other sentences support the main idea by describing the kinds of fun things that they did. Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  4. 4. The Native Americans used the trees to build their houses. They hunted and trapped animals in the forest for food. They found roots and berries that they could eat. Some plants found in the forest were used for medicine. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  5. 5. The Native Americans used the trees to build their houses. They hunted and trapped animals in the forest for food. They found roots and berries that they could eat. Some plants found in the forest were used for medicine. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Answer: Native Americans used resources in the forest to survive. There isn’t one single sentence that describes the main idea of the paragraph so you have to look at all of the sentences to determine what the author is talking about. In this paragraph each sentence describes a different way that Native Americans used a resource in the forest. Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  6. 6. The rain forest is home to many creatures. Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  7. 7. The rain forest is home to many creatures. Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest. Butterflies and anteaters also live in the rain forest. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Answer: The rain forest is home to many creatures. The main idea is directly stated in the first sentence (it is very common for the first sentence of paragraph to state the main idea of that paragraph). The other sentences support the main idea by naming some of the creatures that live in the rain forest. Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  8. 8. 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. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  9. 9. 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. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Answer: Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer. The main idea is directly stated in the first sentence (it is very common for the first sentence of paragraph to state the main idea of that paragraph). The other sentences describe some of the skills that soccer players learn. Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  10. 10. 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. These are just a few of the many skills soccer players learn when playing soccer. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  11. 11. 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. These are just a few of the many skills soccer players learn when playing soccer. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Answer: Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer. This paragraph is the same as the previous paragraph except the main idea is directly stated in the last sentence of the paragraph. The other sentences describe some of the skills that soccer players learn. Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  12. 12. 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. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  13. 13. 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. What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Answer: There are many things you can do at the beach. There isn’t one single sentence that describes the main idea of the paragraph so you have to look at all of the sentences to determine what the author is talking about. In this paragraph each sentence describes a different activity that people do at the beach. Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  14. 14. The white-footed mouse’s body is about 8 inches (20 cm) long, with a tail of another 3 inches (7.5 cm). It weighs only about 0.8 ounces (23 g). It's been around North America for a long time; scientists have found 40million-year-old fossils of the tiny creature's ancestors! What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013
  15. 15. The white-footed mouse’s body is about 8 inches (20 cm) long, with a tail of another 3 inches (7.5 cm). It weighs only about 0.8 ounces (23 g). It's been around North America for a long time; scientists have found 40million-year-old fossils of the tiny creature's ancestors! What’s the main idea of this paragraph? Answer: The white-footed mouse is very small. There isn’t one single sentence that describes the main idea of the paragraph so you have to look at all of the sentences to determine what the author is talking about. In this paragraph two of the three sentences describe how small the mouse is. Source: “Main Idea and Supporting Details” by mrscodispoti. Online video clip. YouTube. April 12 2013

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