RI.3.2

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

 


VOCABULARY
  • main idea
  • key details
  • recount

INTEGRATION IDEAS what's this
  • Key details about a topic can be discovered by asking who, what, where, when, why, and how.
  • Pieces of text are often separated into parts called paragraphs.
  • In many cases, several paragraphs are associated with a single topic.
  • Every paragraph revolves around a particular point or idea.
  • Separate events, ideas, and procedures are organized to help a reader make sense of them.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • What does “the main idea” mean?
  • What clues can help a student identify the main idea?
  • Are there certain places in the text where a student is most likely to find these clues?


LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to RI.2.2 to see skills mastered prior to this.