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1 Launch Activities Main Idea and Details Haines City High School Creator: Charles Wynne

2 Journaling You are trapped in your car, unable to move anything but your fingers and you have to contact someone to tell them what happened. The quicker you are able to communicate your message, the better. Luckily, your cell phone is flipped open and your index finger can reach it with only a bit of a struggle. WRITE YOUR TEXT MESSAGE

3 Discussion Share what you wrote How did you make your language short, concise, and to the point? Did you need to write a lot to get your point across? Why or why not? What was the big message you were communicating?

4 Give this comic a title

5 Discussion Possible Titles “The Winning Argument” “The Speechless Bee” “Competitive Insects” Writing Opportunity Why are these good (or bad) titles? Is your title better? If so, why?

6 Acquisition Resources Main Idea and Details Haines City High School Creator: Charles Wynne



9 Click the link for the presentation! 58115-Main-Idea-Education-ppt-powerpoint/ 58115-Main-Idea-Education-ppt-powerpoint/


11 Practice and Assessment Main Idea and Details Haines City High School Creator: Charles Wynne

12 Watch the video drake.jhtml drake.jhtml

13 Answer the following questions based on the Drake video 1. What was Lil’ Wayne’s main message to Drake? 2. What does the video show about Lil’ Wayne’s opinion of himself? 3. What would you title this video and why?

14 Answers Lil’ Wayne’s message to Drake is not to end up like him, in jail and in trouble. Lil’ Wayne seems not to be very proud of himself, shameful in fact. Answers Vary

15 Having landed in New York earlier in the week, Angelina Jolie arrived with Brad Pitt and walked the red carpet at the New York Film Festival for Saturday night's premiere of her movie Changeling, a 1920's thriller directed by Clint Eastwood. Asked if she felt nervous to be back in the spotlight, Jolie told PEOPLE, "Not nervous as much as I just took a deep breath because it¹s been so long. It felt a little strange." The Manhattan visit marks the first time since the birth of their twins, Vivienne and Knox, that Jolie and Pitt have been in the city with their children. "Everybody's great," she told PEOPLE. "The babies are getting big and healthy and developing personalities."

16 Which statement reflects what the article is mostly about? A. Angelina Jolie giving birth to twins. B. Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie’s twins growing up. C. How Angelina Jolie feels about returning to the spotlight. D. Angelina Jolie’s return to the spotlight.

17 Answer CAlthough the article is about her returning to the spotlight after having her twins, the main idea would be her FEELINGS toward returning to the spotlight.

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19 Math If we only studied math for math’s sake, we would never have to worry about story problems. The fact is, though, that most of us study math because it is useful. And it is useful precisely because it helps us to get answers in the real world. What this means in practice is that the mathematics you study is only going to be of help to you if you can apply it to situations embodied in phrases like, “If a car starting at point A is travelling due north at 30 mph...” But story problems – let’s face it – have a reputation. Just when you get used to manipulating the notation of a particular type of problem, along comes something wordy and difficult, in which you are asked to generate the notation for yourself and then solve the problem, giving the answer in a way that relates it back to the question. Students sometimes go about trying to work these problems in a way that is self- defeating, most often by trying to figure how they are going to get the answer before they have really analyzed the problem.

20 Answer the following question using the text provided. Based on the text, what is the author’s attitude towards “story problems?” Explain your answer.

21 Possible Responses The author thinks that story problems are helpful in every day life, but that they can be very complicated and difficult to figure out. The author thinks that story problems are difficult but if we truly understand their meaning, they can help us in our everyday lives.

22 Science TITLE:_______________ The average temperature around the world is rising. People living in the U.S. Midwest might find this fact hard to believe, though. Two new studies show that in America’s heartland, summers are now cooler and wetter than they were in years past. The scientists suggest that the change in the Midwest climate may have happened because of farming. The first study was led by David Changnon, a climatologist at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He presented one of the studies in January during a meeting of scientists who study weather and climate. A climatologist studies the climate of an area, which includes measuring rainfall, temperature and wind. Climatologists want to know how these factors have changed in the past, and how they’ll change in the future.

23 Writing Opportunity! Using information from the text, give this short news article excerpt a headline that reflects the main idea and defend your title in a paragraph.

24 Possible Responses “Farming causes Midwest to cool down this summer.” “Cooler and wetter Midwest leads researchers to ask, ‘why?’”

25 Social Studies MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico announced some of the toughest restrictions in its history on dollar cash transactions on Tuesday in an attempt to fight money laundering that is fueling an increasingly bloody drug war. Tourists and Mexicans without bank accounts will be limited to exchanging a maximum of $1,500 per month, Finance Secretary Ernesto Cordero said. The measure is meant to help stem the flood of about $10 billion per year in suspicious cash flows that are thought to be linked to drug trafficking.

26 Answer the following question using the information provided in the article What is the main concern of the Mexican Government in making these changes in monetary transactions?

27 Answers “The measure is meant to help stem the flood of about $10 billion per year in suspicious cash flows that are thought to be linked to drug trafficking.”

28 English The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again. Abandoned innocence, stripped away, discarded on the floor. In the dirt, I bury hope that love leaves unlocked doors. I am held, though never cherished, yet to be made whole. My tears can wipe themselves away, but I must save my soul. Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother’s child, And toward the pale rose sunset for a pretty little while. If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep, Take me far away from love and tell me what it means.

29 Writing Opportunity! Give this poem a title and defend your reasoning using words and phrases from the poem.

30 Resources HCHS Intranet HCHS Media Center Resource Links (EBSCOhost, etc.) http://www.polk- http://www.polk- ote2.asp ote2.asp 859/ 859/ Meaning-of-Love/ Meaning-of-Love/

31 Extending and Refining Main Idea and Details Haines City High School Creator: Charles Wynne

32 Writing Using Main Idea Just like when we read for main ideas, we also write with main ideas in mind! The main idea GUIDES your writing and keeps your writing focused and purposeful. Good writers write with the main idea in mind


34 Writing Prompt What would you invent to make life better?

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