What is the main idea of a text?
- The most important detail of a text.
- The first sentence of a text.
- The last sentence in a text.
- The main point the author is trying to make.
Which is NOT a best practice when determining the main idea?
- Read the text once then reread the introduction.
- Review the text several times.
- Skim the text quickly.
- Find 2-3 supporting details as evidence.
If the main idea is stated, where will it likely be located?
- it's never stated
- first paragraph, first or last sentence
- last paragraph, first or last sentence
- second paragraph, first or last sentence
Which of the following is true about the main idea of a text?
- The main idea can be stated or implied.
- The main idea should be easy to identify.
- The main idea can change throughout the text.
- The main idea should be stated in the conclusion.
When finding the main idea of a text, it is important to?
- Focus on the introduction
- Pay attention to key words and phrases
- Read the text quickly
- Focus on the conclusion
What is the main idea of this text? When people think of Antarctica, they think of snow and ice. When they think of deserts, they think of sun, heat, and sand. Yet in spite of its cold temperatures, Antarctica is actually a desert. In fact, it is the largest desert on the planet. A desert is a very dry environment that receives less than ten inches of precipitation yearly. On average, Antarctica gets less than two inches. Most of that precipitation is in the form of snow, but rain or ice can sometimes fall as well.
- Even though Antartica i cold and has snow, it is a desert.
- Most precipitation in Antartica is in the form of snow, though it can also get rain or ice.
- Antartica is cold.