March 18, 2014

posted Mar 18, 2014, 4:27 AM by Jeff Maxim
We're practicing main idea, which is a concept you should be pretty familiar with by now. Main idea is what the passage/article/reading is mostly about. It's usually one sentence that summarizes most of the ideas in what you read. 


Determine the main idea of an article.

Mini Lesson

Main idea is sometimes stated directly in the passage that you read. That is, there will be one sentence in the passage that tells you the main idea. Here's an example where the main idea is the first sentence of the paragraph.   

Sometimes, the main idea is not stated directly in the passage. That is, there is no sentence in the passage that tells you what the main idea is. You need to figure out the main idea yourself. Here's an example of that

Today's assignment

Here is a copy of today's reading (but you'll have a paper copy for annotations in class).

Here are today's questions.

What you'll be graded on

  1. Have you answered the question?
  2. Did you write complete sentences?

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