Unit 2 Week 1
Main Idea: the most important, or central, idea of a text
To find the main idea, ask yourself, "What is the most important idea about the topic?" Oftentimes, it is the first sentence of a key paragraph.
Details: pieces of information that support, explain, and/or tell about the main idea
Monitor & Clarify: to be aware of your understanding while reading and to use strategies to restore understanding as needed
Paraphrase: explain a text in your own words, while retaining the author's meaning and ideas
Unlike summarizing, which includes only the important ideas, paraphrasing contains all the author's ideas.
astronomers (n): experts in the science that deals with the sun, moon, planets, stars, and galaxies
collapse (v): to cave in
collide (v): to strike together violently
compact (adj): firmly packed together
galaxy (n): a group of billions of stars forming one system
particles (n): extremely small units of matter
Plural Noun: more than one person, place, thing, or idea
book (singular)--> books (plural)
kid (singular) --> kids (plural)
Irregular Plural Noun: a noun that changes its spelling when changed from one (singular) to more than one (plural)
child --> children
galaxy --> galaxies
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