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Godfrey NROC notes Unit 2: Identifying Main Ideas Notes Click on in NROC Developmental English Course: Unit 2 View the Introduction video (1:28). As you watch, answer the questions below. Click “Continue” when you are finished with the video. 1. Define main idea. The general point the author wants the reader to understand 2. List the three steps for identifying the main idea. 1.) identify the topic 2.) identify what the author is saying about the topic 3.) identify the main idea View the Pre-Reading video (8:43). As you watch, answer the questions below. Click “Continue” when you are finished with the video. 1. What are the four strategies of pre-reading? 1.) reading overview 2.) preview 3.) connecting to the reading 4.) making predictions and asking questions 2. When you do a reading overview what is the first item you should look at? You should look at the title 3. What is the title of this reading selection? Rice for Thanksgiving 4. Next, you should determine the type of reading. 5. What type of reading is “Rice for Thanksgiving”? Essay 6. What are the pattern and style for the reading selection? Authors opinion and supporting examples 7. Identify and list some key words for the unit’s reading assignment. 1.) thanksgiving 2.) American traditions and Chinese heritage 3.) connecting cultures 8. What does a reading overview do? It gives us an idea of what to expect before we start reading 9. What is another word for preview? Another word for preview is scan 10. When you preview, you look at the beginning portion of the essay and the last paragraph. 11. Where is the main idea often found? The beginning of the essay 12. What can you discover when you read the last paragraph of an essay? What the author thinks is most important to take away 13. When you did a reading overview and previewed the reading selection, you looked at five clues that helped tell you what the article/essay was about. What P a g e | 1
Godfrey NROC notes were those clues? 1.) culture 2.) exotic 3.) ethnic 4.) discriminatory 5.) collage 10. How does a reader connect to the reading (5:25)? By thinking about your own experiences
11. Explain why it’s important to make predictions (1-2 complete sentences).

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