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Name: _____________________________________________ Date: _______________ Block: _______________Main Idea & Summary NotesMain Idea123825695960_________________________________________ + __________________________________________ = Main Idea00_________________________________________ + __________________________________________ = Main IdeaA main idea is what a text is _________________________________ _________________________________. It includes the ______________________________________ of the passage (why the author is writing).Smoking has been proven dangerous to people’s health, so there are many reasons to quit smoking. The regular smoker becomes addicted psychologically and physically to the nicotine in cigarettes. Along with nicotine, cigarette smoke contains thousands of other chemicals, and at least 60 of these cause cancer. About half a million deaths in the United States per year are due to smoking. These deaths happen as a result of cancers, breathing problems, strokes, and many other smoke-related health problems. What is the topic of the paragraph?a. healthb. addictionc. smokingd. nicotine What is the main idea of the paragraph?a. Smoking has been proven dangerous to people’s health in various ways. b. Regular smokers become addicted to nicotine. c. Although smoking is dangerous, people continue doing it for various reasons. d. Nicotine is what smokers become addicted to, both psychologically and physically.Using the main idea, what is the best title for the paragraph? _______________________________________Summary171450650240_________________________________________ + __________________________________________ = Summary00_________________________________________ + __________________________________________ = SummaryA summary ________________________________ the main idea with ______________________________ ______________________________ from the passage.Smoking has been proven dangerous to people’s health, so there are many reasons to quit smoking. The regular smoker becomes addicted psychologically and physically to the nicotine in cigarettes. Along with nicotine, cigarette smoke contains thousands of other chemicals, and at least 60 of these cause cancer. About half a million deaths in the United States per year are due to smoking. These deaths happen as a result of cancers, breathing problems, strokes, and many other smoke-related health problems. 153352515811500Summary: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (main idea + details)Let’s Practice!A recent poll found American’s four most popular hobbies.? The number-one hobby enjoyed by Americans is reading.? Fiction is favored by most, followed by biographies.? The second most popular hobby is photography.? Americans like taking pictures of just about anything, including family members and wildlife.? The third most popular hobby is gardening.? Many gardeners enjoy raising vegetables and planting flower gardens.? Finally, the fourth most popular hobby is collecting things.? Items collected include stamps, the most popular item.What is the topic? ____________________________________________________________________________What is the main idea? ______________________________________________________________________What is the best title? _______________________________________________________________________What are some supporting details? 15335254127500Summary: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (main idea + details)Americans love to send greeting cards. For instance, over 4 million birthday cards are sent out in this country every day. Around Valentine’s Day last year, over 900 million cards were mailed. And close to 3 billion holiday greeting cards were sent out during the Christmas season.What is the topic? ____________________________________________________________________________What is the main idea? ______________________________________________________________________What is the best title? _______________________________________________________________________150495021463000What are some supporting details? Summary: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (main idea + details)A tornado is a wind storm that comes in many forms. One type of tornado is a funnel cloud, which is a rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cloud. Another type of tornado is a waterspout, which is a tornado over water. A multiple vortex is a tornado in which two or more columns of spinning air occur at the same time.What is the topic? ____________________________________________________________________________What is the main idea? ______________________________________________________________________What is the best title? _______________________________________________________________________147637519431000What are some supporting details? Summary: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (main idea + details) ................
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