Lecture Launcher How do you find the main idea in what you read?
Chapter 8 Brief Outline I.Identifying Topics, Main Ideas, and Details II.Skimming: Reading to Find Main Ideas III.Reading: Marking Key Points IV.Labeling Main Ideas
Chapter 8 Vocabulary topic main idea details skimming text marking topic sentence
Chapter 8 Identifying Topics, Main Ideas, and Details Topic- Subject of a paragraph or passage Main Idea- Central thought or meaning Details- pieces of specific information that support or give facts about the main idea
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Chapter 8 Skimming: Reading to Find Main Ideas Reading quickly to identify the main idea
Chapter 8 Reading: Marking Key Points Text marking- Finding and marking key ideas with a highlighter or underlining Deciding how much to mark- Marking to separate main ideas from small details
Chapter 8 What should be marked in the following? Steps in Skimming: 1.As fast as possible read the first few sentences (or paragraphs). This tells you about the passage's content. 2. Start skipping words. On the third or fourth sentence, let your eyes hit only key words and phrases. Key words are usually nouns or verbs. 3. Read the last few sentences (or paragraphs). These will often summarize main ideas. 4. Try to find the main idea and a few facts. Skimming gives you a general idea of content rather than specific details.
Chapter 8 Labeling Main Ideas Label (write in words) the main ideas that you marked so that you will know why you marked them later
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Chapter 8 LEARNING TIP: Reading Literature What is easier for you to read and understand: literature or textbooks? Why?
Chapter 8 REFLECTION What—other than printed materials— has topics, main ideas, and details? Give an example. Include the topic, main idea, and key details.