Main Idea
Text Features
Text Structures
Inferencing
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100

What is main idea?

A - What a story or text is mostly about

B - The topic of a story

A

100

These are words that describe a picture or photograph.

Captions

100

Students spend too much time on their phones and devices which distracts them during class.  Spending less time on phones and computers would help students make better grades.

Problem and Solution

100

What can we infer?  Sarah never wants to go to the zoo with her family and covers her nose when she is around pets or other animals.

Sarah thinks animals smell bad.

100

What type of pet does Mrs. Burton have?


Guinea pigs

200

Which of these might be the main idea of an article about cats?

A. Cats make better pets than dogs.

B. Cats have fur.

A

200

A list of what page parts of a book are on.

Table of Contents

200

Staying up too late at night makes it difficult to stay awake during the day.

Cause and effect

200

What can we infer about this person?


This person is unhappy or sad about something.

200

What school holiday happens in March?

Spring Break

300

True or False: The main idea is ALWAYS in the first sentence of a story.

False

300

A picture with labels

Diagram

300

To make scrambled eggs, first you need to crack some eggs and stir them up with a fork.  Next, you need to use a hot frying pan to cook the eggs.  Then, add salt and pepper to make them taste good.

Sequence/Order

300

What can we infer?  Evan goes to the library every week.  He usually has at least 2 books that he has finished and turns in.

Evan enjoys reading.

300

What is our principal's name?

Mr. Norwood

400

Find the main idea: Swimming helps keep you in good shape and builds strong muscles in your arms and legs.  Swimming doesn't hurt your joints and can make your heart healthier.

Swimming is good exercise.

400
Words that separate sections of a story

Headings

400

Being a school coach and being an athlete both let you stay in good shape and play sports.  However, being an athlete often pays a lot more money than being a coach for a school sports team.

Compare and contrast

400

What can we infer?  Mrs. Burton is drinking a large cup of coffee and is yawning a lot in class.  

Mrs. Burton is tired or sleepy.

400

How many days does January have?

31

500

Find the main idea: Mark is always on time to class and turns in his work when he is supposed to.  He makes sure to ask the teacher questions when he doesn't understand something.

Mark wants to be successful in school.

500

A picture that shows where a place is located.

Map

500

Which text structure gives details and information about a topic?

Description

500
What information do we use to make an inference?

Evidence or details from the story.

500

What game uses Xs and Os?


Tic-Tac-Toe

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