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SIMs Reading Strategies
1/2 day - Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing: helps older students acquire the fundamental skills they need to be able to identify and paraphrase main ideas and details. Lesson topics include paraphrasing words, phrases, and sentences; identifying details, topics, and main ideas; creating summaries; and more. These skills are a foundation to being able to paraphrase and summarize information and are required when students write answers to questions or write reports in school.

1/2 day - Main Idea Strategy: is a strategy designed improve the performance of students with learning disabilities and other students who perform poorly on reading comprehension tasks requiring them to comprehend inferential main ideas. The Main Idea Strategy consists of five steps focused on identifying the details of a passage, determining how they are related, and inferring the main idea. The steps are easily remembered with the first-letter mnemonic device “MAIN-I.” Teachers teach the strategy to students following an instructional sequence divided into four parts. Most students substantially improve their performance determining main ideas in many types of reading materials and state tests.
Target Audience
Special Education teachers - Upper Ele(4-5), Middle School, & High School
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