Presentation on theme: "Chapter 5: Understanding, Outlining and Summarizing Longer Readings From this chapter, youll learn how longer readings differ from paragraphs. to make."— Presentation transcript:
Paragraphs and Longer Readings: The Similarities Single and multi-paragraph readings both 1.usually focus on one stated main idea. 2.move back and forth between general and specific levels of language and thought. 3.make use of introductions that pave the way for the main idea. 4.sometimes restate the main idea at the end. 5.employ transitional devices that help readers follow the authors train of thought. 6.occasionally imply rather than state the overall main idea.