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Finding & Interpreting the Main Idea in Literature

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The main idea of a selection is _____.

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1. The topic of a selection is _____.

2. The first step in finding the main idea of a selection is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about finding and interpreting the main idea in literature by working through the quiz and worksheet. Topic of a selection and main idea of a selection are some topics you will be tested over.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to be quizzed over:

  • What the main idea is often called
  • First step in finding the main idea of a selection
  • Topic of a selection
  • What you need to do before determining the main idea of the selection

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on identifying the main idea in texts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the topic of a selection
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the first step in finding the main idea of a selection and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Finding & Interpreting the Main Idea in Literature is a lesson that lets you learn more. Some other topics you can go over include:

  • What main idea is
  • An example of finding the main idea
  • How the main idea can be interpreted
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