Summary: The story begins in 1985 and describes the discovery of the most famous shipwreck of all time, the Titanic. During the search, the author thinks about the year 1912 and tells the story of one of the survivors, Ruth Becker, who was traveling to America with her mother and younger brother.
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Genre: Narrative Non-fiction
Narrative non-fiction is the telling of a true story. In Finding the Titanic the author tells the story of his expedition to locate the Titanic.
Story Skill: Main Idea
The main idea is the most important idea of a paragraph or work. It is the main point the author wishes to make. Sometimes you'll find the main idea in the first or last sentence.Other times you need to find the main idea for yourself. The author may not come right out and tell you so you have to make inferences to find the implied main idea.The rest of the paragraph gives details about the main idea that explain why.To tell the difference between a main idea and a detail ask yourself: Is this what the whole paragraph is about? In longer text, a paragraph does not stand by itself.Every paragraph is related to the other paragraphs around it, to the other chapters, or the whole book.In a longer text the main idea can usually be found in the first or last paragraph.