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Main Idea vs. Theme

Main Idea vs. Theme

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Published by: pamela_m_lively on Sep 28, 2010
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Writing in complete sentences, and a full paragraph answerthe following questions:²What is the main idea of the article? Why? (Whatdetails back up the main idea?)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --
State fire investigators are looking into a fire that damaged a portableat a Westside charter school Sunday night.Lt. Robby Stephens with the State Fire Marshal's Office said firefighters were called to theSchool of Success Academy in the 6900 block of Wilson Blvd. around 7:14 p.m.Stephens said someone broke in through a window and a couple of doors and set fires using normalcombustibles from around the scene.There are no suspects, but Stephens said they are leaning toward younger adults based on the typeof crime.Investigators estimated damages could be as high as $15,000.Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-NO-ARSON. There is a $2,500 reward.
 
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