topic, main idea, and supporting details

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This presentation was designed for the elementary school classroom. Students are given step by step instructions to help them identify the key elements listed in the title.

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Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details : 

Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details By: Julie Schuh Sunset Elementary

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Every paragraph has a topic. Each sentence in the paragraph should say something about the topic. The topic of a paragraph is usually one or two words.

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Let’s read a paragraph and see if we can identify the topic.

Whenever Aunt Sarah comes for a visit, we have to go antique shopping. I used to think it was boring, but then I realized it was really quite fun. While Mom and Aunt Sarah look at quilts and old jewelry, I explore the antique toys. I like to imagine what life was like in the old days. Aunt Sarah is coming this Saturday, and I can’t wait. : 

Whenever Aunt Sarah comes for a visit, we have to go antique shopping. I used to think it was boring, but then I realized it was really quite fun. While Mom and Aunt Sarah look at quilts and old jewelry, I explore the antique toys. I like to imagine what life was like in the old days. Aunt Sarah is coming this Saturday, and I can’t wait.

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Were you confused? How many said the topic was Aunt Sarah? How many said the topic was antique shopping?

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If you said: antique shopping or shopping for antiques you were correct. Let’s find out why.

Whenever Aunt Sarah comes for a visit, we have to go antique shopping. I used to think it was boring, but then I realized it was really quite fun. While Mom and Aunt Sarah look at quilts and old jewelry, I explore the antique toys. I like to imagine what life was like in the old days. Aunt Sarah is coming this Saturday, and I can’t wait. : 

Whenever Aunt Sarah comes for a visit, we have to go antique shopping. I used to think it was boring, but then I realized it was really quite fun. While Mom and Aunt Sarah look at quilts and old jewelry, I explore the antique toys. I like to imagine what life was like in the old days. Aunt Sarah is coming this Saturday, and I can’t wait.

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Now that we know the topic, let’s see if we can identify the main idea. Here are some points to help you.

Main Idea : 

Main Idea Every story or paragraph has a main idea. The main idea tells you what the story or paragraph is about. The main idea may be the lesson learned or the moral of the story. The main idea is the most important part of a story or paragraph.

Whenever Aunt Sarah comes for a visit, we have to go antique shopping. I used to think it was boring, but then I realized it was really quite fun. While Mom and Aunt Sarah look at quilts and old jewelry, I explore the antique toys. I like to imagine what life was like in the old days. Aunt Sarah is coming this Saturday, and I can’t wait. : 

Whenever Aunt Sarah comes for a visit, we have to go antique shopping. I used to think it was boring, but then I realized it was really quite fun. While Mom and Aunt Sarah look at quilts and old jewelry, I explore the antique toys. I like to imagine what life was like in the old days. Aunt Sarah is coming this Saturday, and I can’t wait. What do you think the author is trying to tell us about antique shopping?

Which main idea would you choose? : 

Which main idea would you choose? Aunt Sarah is a shopaholic. Antique toys are worth a lot of money. Antique shopping can even be fun for kids.

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If you said: Antique shopping can even be fun for kids. You are correct!

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Let’s take a closer look at the paragraph we just read.

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Whenever Aunt Sarah comes for a visit, we have to go antique shopping. I used to think it was boring, but then I realized it was really quite fun. While Mom and Aunt Sarah look at quilts and old jewelry, I explore the antique toys. I like to imagine what life was like in the old days. Aunt Sarah is coming this Saturday, and I can’t wait.

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Remember, the main idea was: Antique shopping can even be fun for kids. All of the sentences we found to support that idea are called supporting details.

Supporting Details : 

Supporting Details The supporting details are the things that describe the main idea. These supporting details make the main idea stronger.

Let’s take a look at another paragraph just to check our skills. : 

Let’s take a look at another paragraph just to check our skills. Remember, we’ll be looking for the topic, the main idea, and the supporting details

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I’m not a baby anymore; and because of that, I think I deserve a later bedtime. I understand that rest is important to my health, but I’m awake before the alarm goes off every morning. I have never fallen asleep on the bus or in school. Just the other day, my teacher commented on how much energy I have. Clearly, it’s time for a change in my bedtime.

What do you think the topic of that paragraph was? : 

What do you think the topic of that paragraph was?

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If you said: bedtime or change in bedtime you were correct. Let’s find out why.

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I’m not a baby anymore; and because of that, I think I deserve a later bedtime. I understand that rest is important to my health, but I’m awake before the alarm goes off every morning. I have never fallen asleep on the bus or in school. Just the other day, my teacher commented on how much energy I have. Clearly, it’s time for a change in my bedtime.

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Did every sentence have something to do with a change in the author’s bedtime?

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Now that we know the topic, it shouldn’t be hard at all to come up with the main idea. What is the author trying to say about his bedtime?

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If you said: The author is old enough to have a change in his bedtime. You are correct!

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I’m not a baby anymore; and because of that, I think I deserve a later bedtime. I understand that rest is important to my health, but I’m awake before the alarm goes off every morning. I have never fallen asleep on the bus or in school. Just the other day, my teacher commented on how much energy I have. Clearly, it’s time for a change in my bedtime.

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If you said: supporting details You are correct!

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Now it’s time for a quiz. Write the following information on your index card. Name # ___ Topic: Main idea: 1 supporting detail:

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Now read the following paragraph and fill in the information on your card.

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Consider how many activities you do outside of school. It’s great to do extra things, as long as they don’t rob you of the energy you need for learning. If you feel like you are too busy, ask your parents if you can cut down to one or two favorite things. You may try one activity one semester and something different the next. Doing too many things can wear us out and interfere with success at school.

Review : 

Review The things we read and write would not make sense if they did not include a main idea with supporting details. You will need to be able to select the main idea and the supporting details from everything you read. You will need to include supporting details when you write.