In a few words, how would you define "main idea"?
The main idea is the central point or message of a text. It is the most important information the author wants you to know. It is either a clear statement or a repeated idea/words
Main Idea: A Key to Understanding Text
Find Supporting Details: Look for what is repeated Usually information Facts, statistics, examples, reasons
How do I find the main idea?
Work together in pairs: What is the main idea of a the video "Run, Forrest, run!"?
How does understanding the main idea help us understand Forrest Gump?
Work together in pairs: What is the most important thing to remember when determining the main idea?
How comfortable are you with applying this knowledge in real-life situations?
- Somewhat comfortable
- Not comfortable at all
- Very comfortable
What is the main idea of the film clip "Meet Dug"?
- Dug has many talents
- We all need a dog
- Pets can be a distraction
Which is the best supporting detail of the main idea in "Meet Dug"?
- Dug can talk
- Dug is a great tracker
- Dug can sit, bark, and howl