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1 Determining Importance Taken from: 7 Keys to Comprehension By: Susan Zimmermann & Chryse Presented By: Myrja Fuller

2 The Role of Determining Importance MAN OF THE HOUR…

3 Determining Importance has do with knowing why youre reading and then making decisions about which information or ideas are most critical to understanding the overall meaning of the piece.

4 Why are you reading?

5 Know your purpose for reading. You might read to escape, laugh, learn, answering gnawing questions, getting ready for a presentation, finishing a homework assignment, etc. Your purpose for reading affects how carefully you read and has an impact on what you determine is important.

6 Determining What is Important In nonfiction, including textbooks, the layout provides critical tips for identifying what is important.

7 Determining what is important In nonfiction, pay attention to Titles, Pictures with Captions, Quotations, Timelines, Graphs, and Maps. They give VALUABLE information about whats important! Preread some factual material today by paying attention to these hints.

8 Determining what is important In nonfiction, pay attention to Titles, Pictures with Captions, Quotations, Timelines, Graphs, and Maps. They give VALUABLE information about whats important! Preread some factual material today by paying attention to these hints.

9 Determining what is important In nonfiction, pay attention to Titles, Pictures with Captions, Quotations, Timelines, Graphs, and Maps. They give VALUABLE information about whats important! Preread some factual material today by paying attention to these hints.

10 Determining what is important In nonfiction, pay attention to Titles, Pictures with Captions, Quotations, Timelines, Graphs, and Maps. They give VALUABLE information about whats important! Preread some factual material today by paying attention to these hints.

11 Determining what is important In nonfiction, pay attention to Titles, Pictures with Captions, Quotations, Timelines, Graphs, and Maps. They give VALUABLE information about whats important! Preread some factual material today by paying attention to these hints.

12 Text Features Text features are road signs for the reader. They point to whats important.

13 Text Features Table of Contents : Read the titles of the different chapters. Which topics interest you? You may want to read those chapters first.

14 Text Features Pictures : Often times, the pictures tell us the most important information on a page, and the caption further highlights it.

15 Text Features Glossary : When reading nonfiction, dont forget to read the glossary first to find out what the important words mean.

16 Text Features Index : The index is found in the back of a nonfiction book. Knowing how to use an index will help you find specific information quickly.

17 Text Features These features alert you to importance: Boxing Information Labeling Pictures Boldfacing Ideas

18 Text Features Authors leave clues as to what they think is important to: remember. Phrases like As a result andIn summary alert you to watch for essential information.

19 What Kids Say

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23 Books for Determining Importance

24 Koala Lou, Mem Fox

25 Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, Lois Ehlert

26 El Chino, Allen Say

27 Sarah, Plain, and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan

28 Missing May, Cynthia Rylant

29 Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West, Steven Kroll

30 Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary

31 A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor, Harry Mazer

32 Hatchet, Gary Paulsen


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