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Bell Ringer • Using your SAT Vocabulary workbook, copy the next five vocabulary words, definitions, linking words and caption sentences in your lit notebook under the vocabulary section. Motivation • Why should you be motivated to focus on the AHSGE main idea objective? • Pass the AHSGE • Become lifelong readers Objective- Main Idea • The last time we met, we focused on the AHSGE main idea objective. • Today we are going to review stated and implied main idea and supporting details. Why? • Why do you need to be able to determine the main idea of any passage or paragraph? • What is main idea? Main Idea • Have you ever read a passage or an article and then wondered, “What point is the author trying to get me to understand? • That “point” that you wondered about is the main idea or central message the writer is trying to get across to the reader. Supporting Details • Details are the ideas that support the main idea of a piece of writing. Details provide the support for the main idea so that it is not just a bare statement that stands alone. Details provide the proof necessary for the main idea to be taken seriously. Stated Main Idea • Sometimes the main idea of a paragraph or passage is stated in one of the sentences of the paragraph. • The stated main idea is the one sentence that sums up what the paragraph is about. • The stated main idea is usually at the beginning or the end of the paragraph. Activity: Model main idea using “ A Choosy Yorker Breeder” paragraph Example 1: Stated Main Idea A Choosy Yorkie Breeder A friend of mine breeds and raises Yorkies. Although she raises them to sell, she is very particular about the kind of people who buy the dogs. Because her dogs are so small and weigh only between three and five pounds when they are fully mature, she does a background check on the prospective owners. She won’t allow people with young children to purchase the dogs because they are too fragile to be handled by children younger than ten years old. • What is the main idea of this paragraph? • What are the supporting details? Implied Main Idea • Sometimes a paragraph won’t have the main idea stated; it will only be implied, or suggested without putting it in a sentence. • The reader has to supply the implied main idea from the clues the author gives in the passage. Example 2: Implied Main Idea Yorkie Characteristics Originating in Yorkshire, England, Yorkshire terriers are special little dogs. Known as “Yorkies,” they were bred to catch mice in the coal mines. They are extremely energetic and love to bark. Sometimes they bark at every little sound they hear. Yorkies are extremely loyal to their owners. Early in their lives, they will often bond with their owners and fiercely defend them. As they get older, they usually love to be petted by everyone. • What is the main idea of this passage? • What are the supporting details? Thumbs Up- Thumbs Down • If you agree with my statement give a thumbs up sign. • If you disagree with my statement give a thumbs down sign. • The main idea is the central message the author is trying to get over to the reader. • The stated main idea is usually found in the middle of the passage. • The implied main idea has to be supplied by the reader using clues from the passage. • The supporting details do not give evidence of the main idea in the passage. Guided Practice • Turn to page 37 in the AHSGE workbook. • We will do # 1 together. • Are there any questions? • Time- You have 7 to 10 minutes to finish #’s 2-6 on pages 37-38. • Do your best! • Review all answers. Wrap Up Lesson • Remediate: 1. Stated Main Idea 2. Implied Main Idea 3. Supporting Details • Today we focused on the AHSGE objective- Main Idea and Supporting Details Independent Work • Take your lit journals and turn to the yellow Retell section. • Read one chapter of “Touchdown Alexander” and retell the chapter in your yellow Retell section of your lit journal. • I will work with you individually during this time. • After 30 minutes we will come back together and reread the text, share our retells and review the SAT vocabulary.
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