Unit: Copy of Main Ideas in Non-fiction

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Main Idea: Using Headings

Readers can use the headings to figure out what the author is trying to teach them.

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Main Idea: Using Pictures and Captions

Readers can use the pictures and captions to figure out what the author is trying to teach them.

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Main Idea: Predict based on Headings

Readers think about the heading of each section and the section to figure out what they author is teaching you in that section.

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Main Idea: Writing Just Right Main Ideas

Readers can sort main ideas into those that are too big, too small, or just right.

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Main Idea: Supporting Details

Authors use supporting details to give more information about the main idea.

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Main Idea: Using Supporting Details

Readers use supporting details in pictures to find the main idea.

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Main Idea: Using Supporting Details 2

Readers use details in text to find the main idea.

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Main Idea: Using Supporting Details 3

Readers study the diagrams and connect them to the main idea of the text.

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Main Idea: Using Supporting Details 4

Readers study maps and connect them to the main idea of the text.

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Main Idea: Using Supporting Details 5

Readers study charts and graphs and connect them to the main idea of the text.

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Main Idea: Understanding Each Section

Readers need to understand what each section is about.

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Main Idea: Finding the Main Idea

Readers think about what the author has taught them in each section and use that information to tell what the text is all about. This is the main idea.

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Main Idea: Using Conclusion

Readers can use the conclusion or the final section to figure out what the author is trying to teach them.

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Main Idea: Using Introductions

Readers predict the main idea by reading the introduction. Sometimes the introduction is written before the title.

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Main Idea: Answering Question in Title

Readers find the main idea by answering a question in the title.

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Main Idea: Revising Main Ideas

Readers revise their thinking about the main idea if they notice the main idea is too narrow.

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Main Idea: Understanding Key Words

Readers understand the key words in an article to fully understand the main idea.

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Main Idea: Understanding Key Words:Glossary

Writers organize their writing to help the reader figure out the main idea. Writers sometimes include a glossary that helps you find key words easily by placing them in alphabetical order.

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Main Idea: Paragraph Divisions

Writers help their readers understand the text by organizing their text in logical ways. Introductions, tables of contents, headings, and paragraph divisions are tools that they use to help their readers. Readers decide what a paragraph is all about (the MI of the paragraph).

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Main Idea: Paragraph Divisions 2

Writers help their readers understand the text by organizing their text in logical ways. Introductions, tables of contents, headings, and paragraph divisions are tools that they use to help their readers. Readers decide what a paragraph is all about (the topic of the paragraph). They make sure the topic of the paragraph isn’t too big or too small an idea.

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