Main Idea and details of an informational text


7.R.2I Determine a main idea of an informational text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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Students will identify the central idea of a text analyzing and identifying what the authors purpose is.

Throughout this lesson, the students will:

  • identify the main idea of an informational text;
  • identify supporting details;
  • summarize a text by producing a title for it. 

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


5 items in example section

55 items in exercise practice

40 items in test

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