Unit 2 Lesson 10
What important traits must an inventor have?
Young Thomas Edison
Written and Illustrated By: Michael Dooling
Good readers think about whether the words they read make sense. When a sentence doesn't sound right, they look back to see if they misread and correct their mistakes.
Target Skill: Main Ideas and Details
The most important ideas in a text are the main ideas. Authors use main ideas to organize the information in a text. Authors use details to support the main ideas. In a biography, the details will add more information about a person's life.
Main Idea Game
Main Idea Quiz
Main Idea Practice
Target Skill: Sequence of Events
A sequence is the order in which events take place. In a biography, an author will often sequence a person's life from birth to death, telling events that happen to the person as he or she moves from childhood to adulthood.
Sequence Word Activity
Target Strategy: Summarize
As you read, you should stop occasionally and use the main ideas and details to summarize, or retell, the important events.
Police Officer Video on Summarizing
Summarize a Story
Words with au, aw, al and o
Look at Things Differently
Shades of Meaning
Even words with very similar meanings can mean different things depending on how they are used. These differences are called Shades of Meaning.
Edison suspected he could improve the telegraph.
Edison believed he could improve the telegraph.
Shades of Meaning
invention - an original device, system, or process
experiment - a test to find out or prove something
laboratory - a place where scientists work and do experiments
genius - extraordinary intellectual power, especially seen in creative ability
gadget - a small, useful machine or device
electric - powered by electricity, a form of energy caused by the motion of electrons and protons
signal - a sound, motion, or other sign that sends a message
occasional - happening from time to time