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The Skilled Reader(Updated Edition)by D. J. Henry

Chapter 6:

Supporting Details

PowerPoint Presentation

by Gretchen Starks-Martin

St. Cloud State University, MN

© 2005 Pearson Education Inc., publishing as Longman Publishers


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Supporting Details

  • Supporting details hold up a main idea by giving reasons, examples, steps, evidence, or any other kind of information.

  • Supporting details explain, develop, support, and illustrate the main idea.

  • Locate supporting ideas by turning the main idea into a question.

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Turn the main idea into a question in this passage to find the supporting details.

Some of the strongest memories are tied to yearly celebrations. First of all, the traditional birthday party has given many of us some of our happiest childhood memories. Who can forget the butterflies in the stomach at the sight of brightly wrapped presents from friends and family? Who can forget the yummy taste of cake piled high with ice cream? In addition to birthdays, the national holiday of Thanksgiving has created warm memories for generations of American families.

  • What kinds of memories are tied to yearly celebrations?

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Major and Minor Details the supporting details.

  • A major detail explains, develops, or supports the main idea.

  • A minor detail explains, develops, or supports a major detail.

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General to Specific Ideas the supporting details.

  • Textbook authors often use headings that show the flow from general ideas to specific ideas.

Mattie Stepanek became a national hero for three reasons.

His great courage

His great wisdom

His great talent

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Creating a Summary the supporting details.

  • A summary is a brief, clear restatement of the most important points of a paragraph or passage.

  • Creating a summary by paraphrasing or restating the ideas in your own words is an effective activity to do after reading.

  • Annotating or marking your text during reading will help you create a summary.

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Chapter Review the supporting details.

1. Supporting details explain, develop, support, or illustrate a main idea.

2. To locate supporting details, turn the main idea into a question.

3. Ask who, what, where, when, why, and how about a main idea to locate the supporting details.

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Chapter Review the supporting details.

4. A major detail directly explains, develops, or supports the main idea.

5. A minor detail explains, develops, or supports the major detail.

6. In a passage, ideas usually flow from general to specific ideas.

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Chapter Review the supporting details.

7. Creating a summary is an effective activity to do after reading.

8. Often you will want to paraphrase, or restate the ideas in your own words.

9. Annotating or marking your text during reading will help you create a summary after you read.

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Complete the Applications, Review Tests, and Mastery Tests for Chapter 6.

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