Main Idea Answers the question: what is the most important point? Author may directly state First sentence of a paragraph (sometimes) Author may not say what the main idea is Use details provided
Details in a Text Details tell more about the main idea.
Main Idea and Details Finding the main idea will help you focus on the important points. Identifying details will help you understand how a main idea is supported.
Steps to Uncovering the Main Idea and Details 1. Identify the topic “What is this mostly about?” 2. Find the main idea that relates to the topic “What is the most important idea about this topic?” 3. Find the details. “Does this tell me more about the main idea?”
Summarizing You should always summarize the text after you read it. Authors purpose Paraphrase Analyze
Key Terms Topic: what a text is mostly about Main Idea: the most important point in a text Supporting Detail: information that tells me more about the main idea Summary: a short statement of the main idea and its supporting details in your own words
Intro to Workshop #1 - Read the statements. On a blank piece of paper numbered 1-3, write agree or disagree for each question, and why. - 1. There is very little that average teens can do to protect themselves on the internet. - 2. Sometimes invading people’s privacy is needed in order to prevent crime. - 3. Airport security machines can identify you by the shape of your nose, eyes, and mouth. - 4. If aren’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.
Video Response Questions Do you think parents should be able to read the text messages their children send and receive? Why or why not? Do you think companies should be allowed to track the sites you visit on the internet? Why or why not?
Video Response Questions What do you think is a place that should have cameras and why? What is a place where cameras shouldn’t be allowed and why? What do you think is the best way for teens to protect their privacy while using social networking sites?