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Main Idea

Finding the main idea isn’t always a piece of cake. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will show you how to figure out the main point of a piece of writing, whether it’s an essay, article, or paragraph. You’ll also discover things like what a topic is and what details are, including why they’re useful in determining the main idea. Plus, you’ll get some helpful hints to keep in mind when you’re reading any passage. Get the idea?

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What’s the difference between a topic and a main idea?

What’s a thesis?

Can you tell me how to identify the main idea in a passage?