Whats the Big Idea Identifying main idea stated

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What’s the Big Idea? Identifying main idea: stated & implied

What’s the Big Idea? Identifying main idea: stated & implied

Finding Main idea • It is important to find main ideas when reading. Main

Finding Main idea • It is important to find main ideas when reading. Main ideas help readers remember important information. The main idea of a paragraph tells the topic of the paragraph. The topic tells what all or most of the sentences are about.

Types of Main idea • There are two kinds of main idea. • Stated

Types of Main idea • There are two kinds of main idea. • Stated main idea is a main idea that the author directly states in the passage. • Implied main idea is a main idea that the author doesn’t directly state, but you are able to figure it out from the details in the passage.

Is this main idea stated or implied? • Always warm up before attempting any

Is this main idea stated or implied? • Always warm up before attempting any strength training exercises. Remember to use proper lifting procedures for safety sake. In addition, to avoid harm, make sure that you have a spotter with you if you are using free weights. You can also avoid injury by working within your limits and avoiding the need to show off.

You’re Right! • This is an implied main idea. • The author states important

You’re Right! • This is an implied main idea. • The author states important facts about why it is important to warm up before exercising, but he state that failure to warm up before exercising could lead to injury, which is the main idea of this passage.

Is this main idea stated or implied? • There are many fun things to

Is this main idea stated or implied? • 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.

You’re Right! • It’s a stated main idea. • The author states his main

You’re Right! • It’s a stated main idea. • The author states his main idea then lists details that support it.

Finding Main idea • The other sentences in the paragraph are called details. Details

Finding Main idea • The other sentences in the paragraph are called details. Details describe or explain the main idea. Read the paragraph on the next page and find the main idea.

Finding main idea • The rain forest is home to many creatures. Monkeys, toucans

Finding main idea • 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. What is the main idea? • A) Sloths and tapirs are other creatures that live in the rain forest. • B) The rain forest is home to many creatures. • C) Monkeys, toucans and macaws live in the rain forest.

Let’s Practice! • Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer. Soccer players learn

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. What isthe main idea? • A) They also learn how to control the ball so they can eventually score. • B) Soccer players learn how to dribble. • C) Soccer players learn many skills when playing soccer.

You’re doing a terrific job! Let’s do one more. • There are many fun

You’re doing a terrific job! Let’s do one more. • 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. • • • What’s the main idea? (A) There are many fun things to do at the beach. (B) It is also fun to look for shells. (C) Some people simply like to sunbathe.

Super Job!!!!

Super Job!!!!