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TIME TO READ - HITTING

TIME TO READ - HITTING THE JACKPOT Activity 3 Listen and write the statements you hear. 1 ______________________________________________ 2 ______________________________________________ 3 ______________________________________________ 4 ______________________________________________ 5 ______________________________________________ Reading Strategy Finding the Main Idea Remember that the main idea is the primary idea or point in a story. How do you know you have the correct main idea? Well, by responding to the question, what is the story about? You can find the main idea at the beginning or at the end of a reading. You should also keep in mind that a story has supporting details. These details may include descriptions, examples, reasons, evidence, explanations and comparisons. As a test-taking strategy, you need to remember that questions concerning the main idea may be phrased in different ways. Prueba Saber What is the writer trying to do in this article? (Understanding the writer´s views) What information can the reader find in the article? What can a reader find out from this text? 42

TIME TO READ - HITTING THE JACKPOT Other Standardized Tests What is the main topic of the passage? What is the main idea of the passage? What is the main subject of the passage? What is the main idea expressed in the passage? What is the main purpose of the passage? What is the primary topic of the passage? What is the primary purpose of the passage? What is the main theme in the passage? The passage deals mainly with ________________________ The passage is mainly about __________________________ With what topic is the passage primarily concerned? Activity 4 Part 1 A graphic organizer is always a good tool to outline a main idea, supporting details, concepts and facts, allowing you to make content and information more comprehensible. Use a graphic organizer and outline the story. You can either create your own graphic organizer or choose one from the websites listed below. https://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/graphicorganizers/paragraph/ Part 2 Use the information gathered in Part 1 and answer the questions below. Compare your answers and find out how similar or different your answers are. What is the main idea of the story? What supporting ideas can you find in the story? 43