# Key Ideas: Details in a Text

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## Basics on the topicKey Ideas: Details in a Text

Join Otis and Pearl and see how words and illustrations together can help us to find out what texts are about.

## Key Ideas: Details in a Text exercise

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• ### Understanding pictures and stories.

Hints

What are the special drawings that help us know more about the text?

What do we call the most important thing in a text?

Solution

Illustrations are pictures or drawings in a text that help us understand the key idea.

The key idea, or main idea, is what the text is mostly about.

• ### Using illustrations and details in a text.

Hints

What can we guess about the story by looking at the illustrations?

Why is it good to use illustrations and details in a text together?

Solution

Illustrations and text help us understand what the story is mostly about. When we look at the illustrations and read the text together, we can learn more about the key idea.

• ### Using pictures to make predictions.

Hints

What is the frog holding in his hands?

What might the stars represent?

Think about how the frog is dressed. Can you think of anyone else who might dress like this?

Solution

The correct answer is: The frog is performing a magic trick.

We can make this prediction based on the frog's costume, the magic hat in his hand and the stars that suggest something exciting is happening.

• ### Which illustration would work with this text?

Hints

What type of animals are Sammy and Bella?

What did Sammy and Bella share?

Did Sammy and Bella play basketball?

Solution

This is the correct image.

You can come to this conclusion by identifying the following details from the text:

In a forest, a squirrel named Sammy loved to explore. One day, Sammy found a shiny acorn by a tall tree. He hopped up and down! Then, he saw his friend, a friendly bird named Bella. They chatted about their day and shared some acorns. Sammy and Bella had a fantastic time together.

• ### Predicting from pictures.

Hints

Is the thermometer high or low? What might that mean?

Think about things that are hot. What could the text be about based on this picture?

Solution

We can predict from the picture that the text will be about the sun because the thermometer goes all the way to the top, suggesting it's hot.

• ### What is the key idea?

Hints

Look at the picture. What does it tell us about Ellie the dog?

Pay attention to what Ellie does and how she behaves.

Focus on words that show how Ellie interacts with others or how she responds to certain situations.

Solution

• The correct key idea is: Ellie is a caring and cheerful companion.
This answer is determined by identifying the details in bold.

Ellie is a loyal dog with soft, golden fur and a heart full of excitement. Whether chasing a bouncing ball or going for long walks, Ellie's tail wags non-stop. Sometimes Ellie enjoys napping in the sun. Her favourite trick is giving big, wet kisses whenever someone's feeling down.