When you read to gain information, look for the __________. That is the most important idea of a passage, or what the passage is mainly about.
Then look for __________ that support, or back up, the main idea.
When you __________, you tell the key ideas and leave out the ideas that are not as important.
A __________ tells about people, events, or ideas of the past.
A ___________ give facts or information about the physical world.
A __________ often gives directions or other specific information.
You will find chronological connections that show the __________, or order of events.
A ___________ is the reason why something happens.
An __________ happens as a result.
Writers do not always fill in every detail -- they expect the readers to apply their own ideas to help them understand a text. You often need to make _________ when you read.
You can use __________ to figure out what a word means. Look at the words before and after the unfamiliar word.
When you _________, you find ways things are alike.
When you ___________, you find ways things are different.
To identify a _________ , ask yourself, "What is causing the trouble?"
To identify a _________, ask yourself, "What can make things better?"