Main Idea, Main Idea 2
Terms in this set (20)
explicit main idea
the main idea has been directly stated - reader could underline it
the topic of the text - usually one or two words at most
a term that means the same thing as main idea
a piece of information or example that supports the main idea
using the subject or main idea in the title of a text
what the author wants the reader to know about the subject
a piece of information that does not support the main idea
implicit main idea
the reader has to figure out the main idea of a text
directly stated main idea
another way to say explicit main idea
indirectly stated main idea
another way to say implicit main idea
what the story, passage or other text is about
the central or most important idea about a topic that the writer wants to communicate to readers.
Retelling the main ideas of a text in your own words.
an ending or wrap-up for your writing
Facts, statistics, examples, stories, quotations, definitions, reasons, comparisons which support your main idea; details help make the main idea clear
reveals the writer's attitude. Often an author's tone is described by adjectives, such as: cynical, depressed
is the emotion the author wants the readers to feel while reading.
The author's tone and mood
will help you understand the message of the text.
Mrs. Miller is
Pig's feet are