Quiz 2 Reading
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What the author wants you to know about the topic.
A main idea expressed in a single sentence in a paragraph (often but not always.) either it can br the first, last or in the middle.
stated main idea sentences
stated within the paragraph.
impilied main idea sentences
When the main idea is unstated and it's up to you to look at the details and figure out what the writer's main point is.1. Find the topic 2. Figure out the most important idea the writer wants to know about the topic 3. Express the main idea in your own words.
Sentences in the paragraph support this main idea.
Linking words or phrases used to lead the reader from one idea to the next.
What the entire reading is about.
Applies to a large number of individual items.
More detailed or particular items.
figuring out what the writer is say when it is not directly stated.
adding up the details and deciding what they mean together or what main idea they all support or explain.
How do I identify the topic of a paragrah
I ask myself
1. what is the one topic that the author writes about, and often repeats throughout the paragragh
2. what is the paragraph about
How do I identify the the main idea of the paragraph and wher do I find it
I ask myself
1. what is the the writer telling me about the topic?
2. what is the most important point that the writer is making about the topic?
3. A stated main idea is found in a topic sentence
What is the thesis( centeral thought) of a multi- paragraph text?
the thesis is the important idea that a mult paragragh text explains
1. the thesis of a textbook chapter is more general than a thesis of a shorter text.
2. fiqure out the theis of multi-paragraph by examining the details throughout the section that support its topic.
Implied main idea
a main idea that is not directly stated but just strongly suggested by the supporting details
short stories, novels, poems, poems and plays often rely on vivid details to suggest the authors point which is unstated.
finding the implied main idea ask yourself:
1. what is the topic, or subject of the paragraph?
2. what are the major supporting details?
3.Based on the details about the topic , what main point or main idea is the author trying to get across
what's the purpose of supporting details
supporting details are spefic facts, ideas and examples that explain or prove the main idea of the paragraph. major details support of prove the idea
minor ideas directly support or prove the major details
well delvoped paragraphs
a topic sentence that states the most important point or main idea. ( if the main idea is implied, there's no need for a topic sentence)
supporting details that support main idea
transition words that link one idea to the other.
What are transitions
Transitions are words or phrases that carry the reader from one idea to the other. Transitions help a person read more easily understand and link the ideas in the paragraph. ex: First, such as, in addition, therefore
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