WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?!
The user manual for Extra! Extra! What's The Big Idea?! can be printed by following these steps:
|Site Map||Click here to see a map of the entire web site. You can use this map to move around to the different areas within Extra! Extra! What's The Big Idea?!|
Extra! Extra! What's The Big Idea?! covers the following objectives.
This program centers around the creation of a newspaper. Newspapers are an excellent example of how you use the main idea to summarize information. Every article or picture requires the student ot identify the main idea This site is best used after some introduction from the teacher.
|Instructions||The main page has a colorful table that will take you to 4 different places or offices. Below you will find an Office Directory. You can use the Office Directory to jump to different sections of this manual.|
Once you have selected your own article you must choose the correct title or main idea of that article. Three titles are presented and you must select the best one.
Here are the steps in outline form.
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After the student selects a picture, he/she is asked to choose a caption (the main idea). Three different captions are presented. Only one caption correctly identifies the main idea. Students are not required to read a lengthy selection, and can concentrate on determining the main idea
Inside the Dark Room you will see a list thumbnails or small pictures. Each picture is a link to a larger picture. Click on the sentence that is the best choice for the main idea of that picture. Follow these steps:
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|Publishing and Layout|
Publishing and Layout allows the student to choose his favorite picture and match that picture with a story that matches the picture.
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|Menu Bar||This is the menu bar. You can use this bar to navigate or
move through the program. The menu bar appears on the top of every page.
This site is no longer being maintained, but will remain online for the use of educators.