Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CHAPTER 2 – Identify Main Ideas

Significant points from Chapter 2 include:

1. Identifying Main Idea - most important reading strategies used by good readers

2. Speed up reading, help understanding & remember what you read
  • Who or what is the reading about? – The topic
  • What does the author want me to know about the topic? – The main idea

3. *Main idea in introductory paragraph is called “Thesis Statement”

4. *Main idea in body paragraph (content) is called “Topic Sentence”

*Refer to the Fish Bone


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