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2 Goal: Comprehension By: Kyla Kresl

3  The topic is what the text is about, or the subject.  It can be described using only one word.  The theme is the lesson or idea the author wants you to get from the text. Theme

4  This is the most important idea about the topic and is usually written in one or two sentences.  These are pieces of information that support the main idea.

5  The main idea is not the same as the topic.main ideatopic  The supporting details have to support the main idea, not just the topic.

6 Juan loves to play games. His favorite game is chess because it requires a great deal of thought. Juan also likes to play less demanding board games that are based mostly on luck. He prefers Monopoly because it requires luck and skill. If he’s alone, Juan likes to play action video games as long as they aren’t too violent. a. Juan dislikes violence. b. Juan likes to think. c. Juan enjoys Monopoly. d. Juan enjoys playing games. Reading Comprehension Volume 6, Number 4, October 2, 2000

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9 Juan loves to play games. His favorite game is chess because it requires a great deal of thought. Juan also likes to play less demanding board games that are based mostly on luck. He prefers Monopoly because it requires luck and skill. If he’s alone, Juan likes to play action video games as long as they aren’t too violent. a. Juan’s favorite game is chess. b. He likes games based mostly on luck. c. Some video games have a lot of violence. d. Juan loves to play games by himself.

10 The last day of school was so much fun! We didn’t have any work to do besides cleaning out our desks. All of my friends signed my yearbook throughout the day and we were even able to watch a movie. My teacher was the best teacher I have ever had. Our last lunch of the year was my favorite, which is pepperoni pizza. After school wasn’t as much fun because I had to clean my room. I wasn’t able to go to my friend’s house because I had to get up early the next morning for camp. The last day of school was definitely the best part of the day! a. After school was not very much fun. b. The last day of school was so much fun. c. We had pepperoni pizza on the last day of school. d. I went to camp the next day.

11 The last day of school was so much fun! We didn’t have any work to do besides cleaning out our desks. All of my friends signed my yearbook throughout the day and we were even able to watch a movie. My teacher was the best teacher I have ever had. Our last lunch of the year was my favorite, which is pepperoni pizza. After school wasn’t as much fun because I had to clean my room. I wasn’t able to go to my friend’s house because I had to get up early the next morning for camp. The last day of school was definitely the best part of the day! a. I had to get up early the next morning. b. The last day of school was so much fun. c. All of my friends signed my yearbook. d. I wasn’t able to go to my friend’s house.


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