In order for students to write a summary, they need to be able to find topics and main ideas. This presentation guides students through finding the topic of a paragraph, and then using the topic to find the main idea. This presentation includes over 40 slides, pictures, and 5 example paragraphs.
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Main Ideas and Details in Nonfiction Text
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