Skill of the Week - December 12, 2011

posted Dec 9, 2011, 10:10 AM by Sylwia Jasinski   [ updated Dec 9, 2011, 10:11 AM ]

Theme and Main Idea.

The main idea is what something is mostly about.   A way to figure out the main idea is to state what you just read in one sentence.  The main idea does not contain details.

The theme is the message or lesson that the passage is trying to get across.  You can find the theme by  asking yourself what the author is trying to teach you.