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- Identifying and integrating main ideas or details
- Paraphrasing main ideas or details
- Tackling difficult vocabulary
- Learning various strategies to read or listen more fluently
- Main Idea Study Sheet provides instructions, examples, and practices on how to find the main idea in a paragraph.
- Main Idea Practice allows students to choose the sentence that expresses the correct topic sentence in each of the selections.
- Main Idea and Supporting Details is a video that assists with explaining this topic in a fun way.
Supporting details are reasons, examples, facts, steps, or other kinds of evidence that back and explain the main idea.
Patterns of Organization
Effective communication begins with a clearly organized set of ideas following a logical, consistent pattern.
Facts and Opinions
Facts are statements that can be verified or proven true or false; whereas, opinions cannot be verified.
Inferences are ideas that are not stated directly, but are implied by the content of the material.
- Inferences Study Sheet provides instructions, examples, and practices on how to identify and make accurate inferences.
Paying attention to words and phrases within a sentence can help students figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words.
- Vocabulary in Context Study Sheet provides instructions, examples, and practices on using clues to figure out the meaning of the unknown.
- Vocabulary in Context Practice 1 and Vocabulary in Context Practice 2: For these practices, students use context clues to find the best meaning for each word.
- Context Clues video
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