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Main Idea & Supporting Details in Written Works Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. You are reading a text that offers a series of steps for learning how to swim. What is the purpose of the text?

Question 2 2. What goes in the left hand column when using the Cornell Note Taking System?

Question 3 3. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

Question 4 4. In what type of passage is it easy to use the sequence to find specific details?

Question 5 5. In order to draw conclusions, readers need to:

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Question 6 6. The major difference between comparing and contrasting is...

Question 7 7. Drawing conclusions is:

Question 8 8. What should be identified to better understand the main point of a piece of literature?

Question 9 9. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 10 10.

Read the passage below. Then determine which answer is the best example to illustrate the main idea through supporting details?

''The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'' by Aesop

One day a hungry wolf was wandering around, looking for his next meal. He stumbled upon a group of sheep. Before he made his attack, he noticed a shepherd with attack dogs. He plotted the whole day how he would find his way to the sheep without being caught. He saw in the distance sheep pelt, laying in a far away area. The wolf made his way to the pelt, placing it upon his own pelt. Shortly after, he walked over to where the sheep were. The wolf would trick sheep, one by one, to lead the sheep away from the others. Once alone, the wolf would eat the sheep. He continued doing this for weeks, enjoying good meals. Appearances can at times be deceptive.

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Question 11 11. What is a graphic organizer?

Question 12 12. What are the three steps in the right order?

Question 13 13. When teaching beginning readers to draw conclusions, it's important to guide them in the process by:

Question 14 14. What do you do in the Method step?

Question 15 15. Why is drawing conclusions an important skill for readers to learn?

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Question 16 16. In which step does the implied relationship get recognized?

Question 17 17. Texts that provide facts about some topic the writer believes is important for the reader to understand are texts that _____.

Question 18 18. Why is it important to be able to recognize signal words when reading an informational text that has the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 19 19. What term is used for the words, phrases, and statements that support, define, or explain the main idea?

Question 20 20. You are reading a text that's attempting to convince you chocolate cake is the best dessert. What is the purpose of the text?

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Question 21 21. What is an implied relationship?

Question 22 22. Which step is similar to a detective collecting clues and evidence?

Question 23 23. Why is it important to know and look for signal words in an informational text that organizes information using a sequence of events or steps?

Question 24 24. What are supporting details?

Question 25 25. Which news article title hints at the cause/effect organizational structure?

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Question 26 26. Which graphic organizer consists of two overlapping circles?

Question 27 27. When an author organizes an informational text using the cause/effect structure, what should he or she focus on?

Question 28 28. Which lists the steps for comparing or contrasting in the correct order?

Question 29 29. For which type of writing is it helpful to underline key phrases to help find specific details?

Question 30 30. The overall idea of the story that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Main Idea & Supporting Details in Written Works Chapter Exam Instructions

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