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What is the main idea? The cats are going down to the beach to swim in the sea. The sea is full of salt water. Fresh water is found in ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams. Did you know that there are large amounts of fresh water found in certain places in the sea?
Where fresh water and salt water are found.
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What is the main idea? Women's gymnastics is a very popular sport to watch during the Olympics. The girls compete on 4 different events- uneven bars, balance beam, vault, and floor. Men's gymnastics has six different events. While the woman's floor routine is to music, the uneven bars, balance beam, and vault are not to music.
The events during woman's gymnastics in the Olympics.
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What is a good key idea for the main idea: Some playground equipment is tricky to learn. * I love my indoor recess bag! * I practice kicking all the way to the outfield * I am having a hard time on the monkey bars.

I am having a hard time on the monkey bars.

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What is a key idea for the main idea: Milk is healthy for you. *Milk has calcium for your bones. *Milk can be skim, 1% 2% or whole. * Milk comes from dairy cows.

Milk has calcium for your bones.

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What is the main idea? Kangaroos eat grasses, leaves and roots. The joey lives in the mother's pouch for 9 months.They only like grass that is green and close to the ground.What is the main idea of the paragraph? 

Kangaroos eat grasses, leaves and roots.

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What is the main idea? Tom Cat says that sound can travel through solids, liquids, and gas. Since we are surrounded by a gas called air, most sounds reach us through the air. Sometimes we can feel sound going through a solid, like the ground or a desk. Sounds can travel through a liquid like water or the sea.
The main idea is what carries sound.
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What is the main idea? Violins and violas are very similar. Both of them are string instruments that you might find in an orchestra. You also could find a cello in an orchestra. Violins and violas both have 3 strings that you play by using a bow or by plucking. Also they are both played by being held between the shoulder and chin.
Violins and violas are very similar.
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What is a key idea for the main idea: I love playing kickball most of all. * Running around the playground with my friends makes me smile. * Sometime I . do puzzles. Other times I like to draw. * When I get to be the pitcher I am so excited!

When I get to be the pitcher I am so excited.

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What is a key idea for the main idea: Wendell was not being nice to Suzy. *He would share his sandwich with Suzy. *He invited her to play with him. * He would leave her scary notes.

He would leave her scary notes.

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What is main idea?

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating some curds and whey.

Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

A spider scared away a girl

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What is the main idea? The cat had to do two difficult things to get his driver's license. He had to take a driver's test to pass and he also had to take the engine apart and put it back together correctly! He is now taking his friends to the beach for the first time. Do you think he passed his test?
How the cat got a driver's license.
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What is the Main Idea? Many different shapes are considered quadrilaterals. A quadrilateral is any shape that has 4 sides. A quadrangle is any shape that has 4 angles. Squares, rectangles, rhombi, and trapezoids are some examples of quadrilaterals. Pentagons, hexagons, and octagons are not considered quadrilaterals because they do not have 4 sides.
What makes a shape a quadrilateral and examples.
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What is a key idea for the main idea: Recess is my favorite part of the day. * I practice kicking all the way to the outfield. *I love my indoor recess bag! * Sometimes I watch the clock to wait for recess after I finish all my work.

I love my indoor recess bag.

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What is a key idea for the main idea: The storm was very strong. * The wind blew hard rattling the windows. * The lighting was far away. * The rain drops came down fast.

The wind blew hard rattling the windows.

300

What is the difference between a main idea and a topic?

The topic is one or two words describing the subject. The main idea is a sentence describing the most important information the author wants to convey.

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What is the main idea? Down at the beach the cats found a weird plant. Its leaves are small and not very pretty. When the cats rubbed up against it, the leaves closed up and the plant collapsed. They named it the "sensitive plant".
What the sensitive plant is like.
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What is the Main Idea? Miniature dachshunds are wonderful to have as pets. They are very playful and loving. Since they do not shed very much, they do not leave hair everywhere and are easy to clean up after. Golden retrievers also make wonderful pets.
Dachshunds make wonderful pets.
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What is a key idea for the main idea: Recess is my favorite part of the day. * Some days I watch the clock to wait for recess after I finish all my work. *I am kind of scared of the tube slide. * Sometimes I do puzzles. Other times I like to draw.

Some days I watch the clock to wait for recess after I finish all my work.

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What is a key idea for the main idea: The stork is a clumsy looking bird. * Some stork nests have been known to grow two meters in diameter. * It has long legs, a long neck, and a very long bill. *Storks live in Europe.

It has long legs, a long neck, and a very long bill.

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What is main idea? Courtney is putting her new knowledge to work in the office of Dr. Susan Neary at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Washington. Dr. Neary uses special exercises and massage to help pets that have joint problems, such as knees that hurt when the animal walks. Dr. Neary often uses special treadmills placed in a shallow pool to help injured animals exercise safely. In water, a dog puts less pressure on its joints when it walks. That way it can exercise and strengthen its muscles without hurting them. 

A. how Courtney and Dr. Neary help animals with joint problems

B. how Courtney took online courses to learn about animal care

C. how Courtney calms down owners who are worried about their pets

D. how Courtney and her family vet perform surgery on injured pets


how Courtney and Dr. Neary help animals with joint problems

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What is the main idea? The cats are going to scuba dive to look for a creature called the Sea Mouse. It's a worm that looks like a mouse. The Sea Mouse lives in the mud near the Pacific Ocean. It is about 4 inches long and covered with hairs or bristles. The cats are going to have an adventure looking for sea mice.
What the sea mouse looks like.
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What is the Main Idea? Some snakes live in forests. Some live in hot, dry deserts. Others live in lakes, or streams. Some snakes even live in the sea! Snakes live almost everywhere. But they never live where it is always freezing cold.
Snakes live almost everywhere.
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What is a key idea for the main idea: Camels have adaptations that help them live in their habitat. *Camels are animals that live in Africa and Asia. *Camels protect their eyes from the sand with two rows of eyelashes. * Camels can have two or one hump on their back.

Camels protect their eyes from the sand with two rows of eyelashes.

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What is a key idea for the main idea: Dolphins are mammals. * Dolphins live in the ocean. * Dolphins live in groups. * Dolphins give birth to live babies.

Dolphins give birth to live babies.

500

What is the main idea?

When the camel is out upon the desert, and the air is very hot, his nose closes more and more, and if a sand storm rises—oh! there are terrible sand storms on the deserts, when the wind blows the sand in great clouds and drifts, that fill the air like snow—then the camel’s nose shuts up so tight that you could hardly see how any air could get in. Otherwise he would strangle with the sand.


A. how desert air changed very quickly

B. how the camel is able to travel through the desert

C. how the camel is able to adapt quickly to changes in the desert

D. how the extreme and powerful winds create dangers in the desert

how the camel is able to adapt quickly to changes in the desert

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