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Students will read short passages and identify the main idea of each.
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Adults tend to eat a lot of pre-made food, but it’s not always healthy. For instance, a Big Mac has 530 calories with 28 grams of fat and a large order of fries has 450 calories and 22 grams of fat. Add a large soda and a meal comes close to 1,000 calories. What is the main idea?
1,000 calories is a lot
Pre-made food is not always healthy
Adults eat a lot of premade food
Parents who have parents to help with childcare are lucky. But the two generations may have very different ways of thinking about the proper way to raise a child. These differences can lead to tension, stress, and family fights. Which is the main idea?
There are generational differences when it comes to childcare
Parents are lucky to have help with childcare
Generational differences often lead to family fights
The traditional household with a stay-at-home mom and working dad has become the exception rather than the rule. Increasingly, Americans are waiting longer to marry and have children, and many are not marrying at all. What is the main idea?
A traditional household has a stay-at-home mom
Americans are postponing marriage
The traditional household is no longer the norm
People like to make plans: for a party, a vacation, or a family reunion. But when it comes to planning our financial future, many of us don’t know where to start. Fortunately, a little discipline and a sharp pencil are all you need to get on the road to financial security. Which is the main idea?
People love dinner parties
Financial planning isn't hard
The road to financial security is bumpy
Using credit cards is as American as apple pie. Unfortunately, so is debt. The average American charged more than $4,000 on credit cards last year. For many of us, the convenience of using charge cards instead of cash makes it easy to spend more than we have. What is the main idea?
Many Americans have credit card debt
Credit cards are convenient
Americans love apple pie
The cold, probably the most common illness known, has no safe or effective cure. This is because a cold is produced by any one of more than 200 different viruses, making it nearly impossible for scientists to find a single remedy. Which is the main idea?
The cold is a common illness
There is no cure for the cold
Colds are caused by more than 200 viruses
In contrast to western medicine, alternative approaches to healing emphasize the treatment of the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the patient. What is the main idea?
Alternative medicine treats the whole person
Alternative medicine treats the spirit
Western medicine has a good track record
For a growing number of kids, an active lifestyle is the exception rather than the rule. The attraction of television, computers, and video games keep children spending far more time sitting at home than running around in the great outdoors. Which is the main idea?
This quiz is to test your understanding of finding the main idea of a reading passage. SELECT THE MAIN IDEA FOR EACH PASSAGE. There is only one correct answer per question. This is not a graded activity. ...
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For young children, losing privileges for short amounts of time can be very effective. One way for this to happen is by using what is called “Time-Out.” Time-Out means time away from all those fun things in a child’s life. It is a way of disciplining your child without raising your hand or your voice. Basically, Time-Out involves having your child sit in one place for a certain amount of time. You can easily see that most kids wouldn’t like Time-Out because they would rather be doing fun things (Burke & Herron, 1996, p. 40).
It's time to answer some cool and interesting questions about some main ideas and details!
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Do you ever wonder how you taste things? You owe
your sense of taste to your taste buds. We have nine thousand taste buds just
on the tongue alone. There are also taste buds on the roof of your mouth. You
even have taste buds on the back of your throat.
There are moments when the parents of a teen-ager say, or at least think, "Why don't you act your age?" But what age is the young adolescent to act? One minute he is twelve years old; the very next, he seems sixteen; and a moment later he crawls back into childish comfort. The betwixt-and-between junior-high-school pupil offers parents and teachers exciting challenge, for adults cannot guide seventh, eighth and ninth graders without growing themselves.Neither "fish nor fowl," the junior-high-school pupil is caught between tender childishness and manly promise. During these years of change and unashamed enthusiasm, the young adolescent explores a million quandaries, test a hundred selves and questions tumbling values as he rapidly constructs others.What is the main idea of this passage about teenagers?