Identifying Main Ideas
Remember that the topic is the subject of a selection. Ask: "What is the paragraph about?" A
topic is not a complete sentence, but merely the main idea that the paragraph is discussing.
The main idea is the point that the writer wan
Inference Map Key Words
What key words offer clues about the
authors hidden meaning?
Use key words to make inference
Created by David Newman (speech-language pathologist) 2011
TextBased Intervention - Inference Map (Example)
Language in Text
When Jeromes spade made a clanging sound, his
hopes ignited. Was the legend about buried
treasure true after all?
Information I know
A spade is made of metal and is used
Thesis Statement Basics
I. What is the purpose of a thesis statement?
A thesis statement informs the readers of the content, the argument, and often the
direction of a paper.
II. Do I need to write a thesis statement?
Students should always write thesis s
Writing II Grammar Labs
Some labs will be handouts given in class and some labs will be from Grammar Bytes. Please
use the above link to access Grammar Bytes.
Week 1 Aug. 22-26
LRC Worksheet Handout
Week 2 Aug. 29-Sept. 2
Writing II Quiz 1 1. What class title and number is to be included on all papers?
2. What e-mail address is to be used in this class? 3. What is the name of our textbook? 4. Can we turn in assignments on spiral paper? 5. Who is the Associate Dean of Liber
Writing II Tentative Agenda Fall 2011 This is a working agenda of class assignments. As the semester progresses the agenda can and will change when deemed necessary. Unless otherwise noted, the assigned readings will be from our textbook, Resources For Wr